Folk Dance series features Bryan Bowers

Bryan Bowers

AMASA, Mich. — On Sunday, Jan. 13, the Second Sunday Folk Dance will present autoharp virtuoso Bryan Bowers in concert along with opening performances by White Water and fiddling sisters Carrie and Emma Dlutkowski. The event is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Mich. and the concert begins at 4 p.m. (CT).

After the concert portion of the evening, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert will provide dance music and instruction until 7 p.m. Dean and Bette Premo organize and host the Second Sunday series.

This will be Bowers’ 18th appearance on the Second Sunday Folk Dance stage. Each year, Bowers embarks on his midwinter tour from his homestead nestled on the edge of a temperate rainforest north of Seattle, Wash. He points his car toward Iron County, Mich., stopping along the way to do concerts and visit long-time friends.

Bowers has been a major presence on the North American folk music scene since the mid-1960s. His concerts combine powerful singing and great story-telling, but his fame comes from being one of the world’s autoharp masters. The Houston Post describes Bryan Bowers as “one of the finest all-around entertainers on the folk and bluegrass circuit.”

After January, the remaining line-up of guest musicians for the 34th Second Sunday season includes Red Tail Ring (Feb. 10), Kitty Donohoe (March 10), and Jack Williams (April 14). These events will be held at The Fortune Lake Camp.

A season schedule and more about the musicians for the Second Sunday Folk Dance is available at ­