Goosefoot announced the 2022 lineup for the Bayview Corner Summer Street Dances. All members of the community and visitors are invited to these free, family-friendly celebrations.
The dances celebrate Whidbey Island’s talented local musicians, with a few very special out-of-town guests featured as well.
Street Dances are every other Wednesday — June 15 through August 24 — from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Road. Rain or shine. Beer, wine,and soft drinks are available for purchase, and food is at nearby restaurants; picnic dinners are also welcome.
June 15 – Nathaniel Talbot Trio kicks off the 2022 Bayview Corner Summer Street Dance series. Featuring Keegan Harshman on bass and Mickey Grimm on drums, they gracefully explore new intersections of roots, blues and pop. While groovier and more experimental than Nathaniel Talbot’s acoustic solo work, the music never ventures too far from the grounding force of his clear voice, affecting storytelling and distinctive guitar lines.
June 29 – Into the West delivers a strong country, rock, and blues beat featuring familiar covers and original tunes. The band consists of Debbie Cantwell on keyboard, viola, mandolin and vocals; Richard Knight on drums; Ed Wertz on bass; Stephen Reitz on lead guitar and vocals; and Codie Carman on rhythm guitar and lead vocalist.
July 13 – Western Heroes have been providing original dance music to the Whidbey Island community for 14 years. From polka to punk, their diverse collection of songs are played with one goal in mind: to get people up and moving. Michael and David Licastro provide vocals and guitar, Lorraine Newland on bass and vocals, David Maloney on drums, and Larry Neubauer on keyboard.
July 27 – Rubatano Marimba offers heart-warming and dance inducing Zimbabwean style marimba. Joining special guest musician John Mambira from Zimbabwe will be Tanya Boyd, Paul Hayes, Kerry Holland, Dana Moffett, Micah Petrich, Billy Piepenbrink, Alea Robertson, Annie Rundberg, Warner Scheyer and Tillie Scruton. Also featuring guest singers Leslie Breeden and Dyanne Harshman.
August 10 – Nick Mardon Trio is a blues-rock power trio from Seattle, led by Nick Mardon on guitar and vocals with Adin Pennington on bass and vocals and Andy Emery on drums. Their music blends the sounds of 60s and 70s blues-rock power trios with the Seattle sound of the 1990s.
August 24 – PETE is the quintessential Whidbey Island garage band, performing rock & blues dance music and American groove music. The band is comprised of Goosefoot’s own Fredde Butterworth on drums, Dave Draper on guitar, Marc Strader on bass, with special guests David Licastro on guitar and Danny Ward on sax.