email: art@artpeterson.com

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Fiddle Ray, Cynthia Wilson, Art Peterson, Ollie Walker

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  Some Broken Hearts Never Mend

ART'S SCHEDULE

Every Monday - 1:00-3:00pm - The Tea Dance with Huey White's Show Band (Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Accordion, Bass and Drums) at the San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Lane, San Pablo, CA - 510-233-3906.

Every Thursday - 5:30-7:30 - The Lost Hippies at The Starry Plow, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley - 510-841-2082

1st, 3rd & 4th Saturdays - 5:00-7:00 - The Possum Family Singers at The Starry Plow, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley - 510-841-2082

Wednesday, October 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, October 25th - time to be determined - El Cerito Folk Fetival - www.elcerritofolkfest.org

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Articles

The San Francisco Accordion Club  Meeting Entertainment

East Bay Express article  At the Old Punjab Palace

CD review - Hicks With Sticks  "Corn is not a bad thing when played by guys who know what they're doing."      

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Full listing:

2014

Every Monday, 1:00-3:00pm - The Tea Dance with Huey White's Show Band (Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Accordion, Bass and Drums) at the San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Lane, San Pablo, CA - 510-233-3906.

Every Thursday - 5:30-7:30 - The Lost Hippies at The Starry Plow, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley - 510-841-2082

Every Saturday except the 2nd one - 5:30-7:30 - The Possum Family Singers at The Starry Plow, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley - 510-841-2082

Saturday, October 25th - time to be determined - El Cerito Folk Fetival - www.elcerritofolkfest.org

Wednesday, October 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, September 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Sunday, September 21st - 3:30-4:00pm - Art Peterson, Laurie Miller and Chuck Wheeler - Music Series at Hayward Memorial Park, 24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward

Wednesday, August 27th thru Sunday, August 31st - Art Peterson, Laurie Miller and Friends at The 38th Annual National Old Time Country Music Festival, Le Mars, Iowa - www.ntcma.net

Saturday and Sunday, August 9th & 10th, The 37th Annual Musical Saw Festival - Santa Cruz and Felton, Califonia - www.sawplayers.org

Wednesday, August 6th, 7:00pm, The Bay Strings Band, Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores, Castro Valley

Wednesday, July 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819 please note: we are dark next month.

Wednesday, June 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Sunday June 22nd - at the SF Folk Festival - sffolkfest

        Contradance Band Workshop, 1pm 'til 3pm - Contra Band Workshop

                    The Band plays the Evening Contradance, 6:30 'til 9:30pm

        Concert - 5pm 'til 5:45pm - Concert

Saturday, June 7th - 8pm - Art & Friends - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

"10th Anniversary" - Wednesday, May 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, April 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Friday, March 28th - 5:00-7:00 - Happy Hour Music with Will Scarlett, Jackie Holzhauer, Jean White, Justin Lucas and Lee White at The Starry Plow, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley - 510-841-2082

Wednesday, March 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, February 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Sunday February 2nd - 7pm (6:40 beginner's lesson) - Wildcat Canyon - Contradance at Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton, CA - santacruzdance

Saturday January 25th - 8pm (7:30 beginner's lesson) - Wildcat Canyon - Sacramento Contradance at Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street, Sacramento, CA - Sactocds

Wednesday, January 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

2013

The Polka Cowboys take December off - we'll be back January 22nd, 2014 - Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 7th - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

Wednesday, November 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, November October 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, October 12th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon (Art Peterson, Andy Eggleston and Peter Persoff) - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Saturday, October 5th, 2 'til 5pm - Wildcat Canyon (Art Peterson, Andy Eggleston and Steven Strauss) at the Downtown San Mateo Wine Walk - wine-walk

Wednesday, September 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, August 28th thru Sunday, September 1st - Art Peterson and Friends at The 37th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival, Le Mars, Iowa - www.ntcma.net

Saturday and Sunday, August 10th & 11th, The 36th Annual Musical Saw Festival - Santa Cruz and Felton, Califonia - www.sawplayers.org

Wednesday, August 7th, 4:00pm, The Fremont Cowboys, Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores, Castro Valley

Saturday, August 3rd - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

Saturday, July 27th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, July 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, June 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, June 22nd - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Sunday June 9th - at the SF Folk Festival I'm co-leading a Contradance Band Workshop, 1pm 'til 3pm, and the band (from the workshop) for the evening Contradance, 6:30 'til 9:30pm with Ann McChesney/Young, Debra Tayleur and Garry Weigand - Always much fun! sffolkfest

Wednesday, May 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - 9th Anniversary Party - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, May 4th - 7pm potluck - 8pm dance - The Festival Contra Band - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

Wednesday, April 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, April 22nd - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Saturday, March 30th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, March 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, March 23rd - 11:00am-3:00pm - Art Peterson, Eggstravaganza at the Oakland Whole Foods Market, 230 Bay Place

Wednesday, February 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, February 16th - 6:00-9:00pm - Art Peterson and others at an Art Opening. Bridge Storage and Art Space, 23 Maine Ave., Richmond

Saturday, February 2nd - 4pm - Art Peterson, Jonathan Goodwin and Stephen Evans - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

Thursday, January 24th - 6:00-8:00pm - Art Peterson and Olivier Zangier at the Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th St., Oakland

Wednesday, January 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, January 5th - 4pm - Eastport Station (Art Peterson and Jonathan Goodwin) - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

2012

Every Monday, 1:00-3:00pm - The Tea Dance with Huey White's Show Band (Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Accordion, Bass and Drums) at the San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Lane, San Pablo, CA - 510-233-3906.

Every Thursday - 5:30-7:30 - The Lost Hippies at The Starry Plow, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley - 510-841-2082

Wednesday, November 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, October 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, September 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking - Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, September 22nd - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Sunday, September 16th - 3:00-4:00pm - Art Peterson and Chuck Wheeler - Music Series at Hayward Memorial Park, 24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward

Monday, August 27th thru Sunday, September 2nd - Art Peterson and Friends at The 37th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival, Le Mars, Iowa - www.ntcma.net

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday and Sunday, August 11th & 12th, The 35th Annual Musical Saw Festival - Santa Cruz and Felton, Califonia - www.sawplayers.org

Wednesday, July 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, July 7th - 8pm - Art Peterson & Friends - Contradance at Canyon - canyon

Wednesday, July 4th - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon (Andy Eggleston and Art Peterson) - Berkeley Contradance - Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church), 2138 Cedar St. (near Oxford), Berkeley - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, June 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, June 23rd - 11-11:45am - Karen Horner and Art Peterson, Westbrae Garden, 1293 Gilman, Albany.

Saturday, June 16th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon (Michelle Levy, Craig Johnson and Art Peterson) - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Sunday June 10th - at the SF Folk Festival I'm co-leading a Contradance Band Workshop, 1pm 'til 3pm, and the band (from the workshop) for the evening Contradance, 6:30 'til 9:30pm with Ann McChesney/Young, Debra Tayleur and Garry Weigand - Always much fun! sffolkfest

Wednesday, May 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - 8th Anniversary of The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, April 28th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon (Andy Eggleston, Peter Persoff and Art Peterson) - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, April 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, March 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, March 6th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Lost Hippies at Giovanni's, 2420 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley - 510-665-7700

Wednesday, February 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, February 18th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon (Michelle Levy, Peter Persoff and Art Peterson) - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Tuesday, February 7th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Lost Hippies at Giovanni's, 2420 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley - 510-665-7700

Wednesday, January 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Friday, January 13th, 6:00-8:00pm - Wildcat Canyon with Andy Eggleston, Kurt Stevenson and Art Peterson in concert at The Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave., Oakland (4 blocks from Ashby BART) web info

2011

Wednesday, November 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, November 19, - 8:00-11:00pm - Tom Thoreau (caller) and Art Peterson (accordion) - Contradance at the Grange, 18627 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma.

Friday, November 11th, 6:00-8:00pm - Wildcat Canyon with Andy Eggleston, Kurt Stevenson and Art Peterson at The Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave., Oakland (4 blocks from Ashby BART) - Nomad Cafe

Wednesday, October 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, September 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Friday, September 23rd - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon (Michelle Levy, Peter Persoff and Art Peterson) - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, September 21st - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon (Andy Eggleston, Peter Persoff and Art Peterson) - Berkeley Contradance - Christ Church Berkeley (formerly Grace North Church), 2138 Cedar St. (near Oxford), Berkeley - www.bacds.org

Friday, September 16th, 6:00-8:00pm - Wildcat Canyon with Andy Eggleston and Art Peterson at The Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave., Oakland (4 blocks from Ashby BART) - Nomad Cafe

Tuesday, September 13th - 2:30pm - Huey White's Show Band in concert at Pinole Senior Village, 2850 Estates Ave., Pinole.

Monday through Sunday, August 29th thru September 4th - Art Peterson and Friends at The 36th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival, Le Mars, Iowa - Festival Website

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday and Sunday, August 13th & 14th, The 34th Annual Musical Saw Festival - Santa Cruz and Felton, Califonia - www.sawplayers.org

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Friday, May 27th, 2011 - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - 7th Anniversary Party for The Polka Cowboys at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, February 5th - 8pm - Eastport Station (Jonathan Goodwin and Art Peterson) - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

Friday, January 28th, 2011 - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

2010

Every Monday, 1:00-3:00pm - The Tea Dance with Huey White's Show Band (Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Accordion, Bass and Drums) at the San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Lane, San Pablo, CA - 510-233-3906.

Saturday, November 6th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Time off for heart surgery

Wednesday, July 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Thursday, July 22nd - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 - www.spicemonkeycafe.com - Wednesday, June 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys Western Dance at The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Sunday June 13th - at the SF Folk Festival I'm co-leading a Contradance Band Workshop, 3 'til 5pm, and the band (from the workshop) for the evening Contradance, 6:30 'til 9:30pm with Ann McCheesney/Young, Debra Tayleur and Garry Weigand- SF Folk Fest

Friday, June 11th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 - www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Thursday, June 3rd - 7:30 - Swing Tonic - SoCha Cafe, 3235 Mission Street (@ Valencia), SF 415-643-6848 - www.sochacafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Wednesday, May 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys 6th Anniversary Celebration - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, May 22nd - 8pm - Jonathan Goodwin, Pat Ryan, Art Peterson - Sebastopol Contradance, Wischemann Hall, 465 Morris Street - Sebastopol Contra Dance

Thursday, May 20th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 - www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Saturday, May 1st - 8pm - Jonathan Goodwin, Del Eckels, Art Peterson - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

Wednesday, April 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Friday, April 23rd - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Saturday, April 3rd - 8pm - Jonathan Goodwin, Pat Ryan, Art Peterson - Contradance at Canyon - Canyon Contra Dance

Friday, April 2nd - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 - www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Wednesday, March 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Sunday, March 14th - noon-2:00pm - Celtic Junket - Dublin Saint Patrick's Day Festival - www.dublinstpats.com

Friday, March 12th - 7:00-9:00 - Swing Tonic - Bluegrass on Broadway Festival - Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, 911 Main Street, Redwood City - (650) 257-7594 - www.sweetbasil.com - www.swingtonic.com

Saturday, March 6th - 7:30-10:30pm - Dan Engle, Pat Ryan, Art Peterson - Contradance at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey - (831) 726-7253 - Monterey Contra Dance Friday, March 5th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 - www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Wednesday, February 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Sunday, February 14th - 1:00-4:00pm - Huey White's Show Band - Special Valentine's Day Dance at the San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Lane, San Pablo. (note: no Tea Dance on the 15th)

Saturday, February 13th - 7:30-10:30pm - Dan Engle, Pat Ryan, Art Peterson - Contradance at the historic Aromas Grange Hall Corner of Rose & Bardue Streets, Aromas, CA (831) 726-7253 - www.montereycdc.webs.com

Friday, February 5th - 7:30-10:30pm - Dan Engle, Pat Ryan, Art Peterson - Contradance at Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, Felton - www.santacruzdance.org

Friday, January 29th - 8:30 - Swing Tonic - SoCha Cafe, 3235 Mission Street (@ Valencia), SF 415-643-6848 - www.sochacafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Thursday, January 28th - 7pm - Pat Ryan, Dan Engle, Art Peterson - Alice's Restaurant, 17288 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, CA 650-851-0303 - www.alicesrestaurant.com

Wednesday, January 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Sunday, January 24th - 2:20-2:50pm - with Kenny and Katy Blacklock at the Cloverdale Fiddle Contest

Saturday, Januarty 23rd - 8pm - Jonathan Goodwin, Pat Ryan, Art Peterson - Contradance at Coloma Community Center, 4623 T. St., Sacramento - Sacramento Contradance Society

Friday, January 15th - 8pm - Jonathan Goodwin, Pat Ryan, Art Peterson - Contradance at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Ave., Santa Rosa - North Bay Contradance Society

2009

Every Monday, 1:00-3:00pm - The Tea Dance with Huey White's Show Band (Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Accordion, Bass and Drums) at the San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Lane, San Pablo, CA 510-233-3906.

Friday, December 25th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, December 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, December 12th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Pat Ryan, Dan Engles, Art Peterson - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Friday, December 11th - 6 - 8pm - Pat Ryan, Dan Engle, Art Peterson - Sunol Jazz Cafe, 11984 Main Street Sunol CA - 925.862.2800 www.sunoljazzcafe.com

Friday, December 4th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Wednesday, November 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Monday, November 9th - 7:00pm - Swing Tonic - Cafe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley - 510-548-5198 www.caffetriesteberkeley.com - www.swingtonic.com

Friday, November 6th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Thursday, November 5th - 8:00pm - Those Darn Accordions reunion - Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco - www.thosedarnaccordions.com

Wednesday, October 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Saturday, October 3rd - 8pm - with Jonathan Goodwin - Contradance at Canyon School on Pinehurst Road, Canyon - canyon website

Saturday, October 3rd - 1:00-3:00pm - Huey White's Show Band - The SS Red Oak, 1337 Canal Blvd., Richmond

Friday, October 2nd - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Saturday, September 26th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Friday, September 25th - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, September 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Friday, September 11th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Monday through Sunday, August 31st thru September 6th - Art Peterson and Friends at The 34th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival, Le Mars, Iowa - Festival Website

Wednesday, August 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819 saturday, August 22nd - 6:30pm - Cameo with Those Darn Accordions - The Cotati Accordion Festival - www.cotatifest.com

Thursday, August 20th - 7:30-10:00pm - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Saturday and Sunday, August 8th & 9th, The 32nd Annual Musical Saw Festival - Santa Cruz and Felton, Califonia - www.sawplayers.org

Friday, August 7th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com - www.swingtonic.com

Wednesday, August 5th - 7:30-11:00pm - Southern Exposure - Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar, Berkeley www.bacds.org

Wednesday, August 5th, 4:00pm, The Bay Strings Band, Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores, Castro Valley

Saturday, August 1st - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon - Contradance at Canyon School on Pinehurst Road, Canyon - canyon website

Tuesday, July 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, July 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Friday, June 26th - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, June 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, June 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Sunday, June 14th - 2-4pm Contradance Band Workshop, 6:30pm Contradance - S4F, Presidio Middle School, 450 30th Ave, San Francisco - www.sffolkfest.org

Tuesday, June 9th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Friday, June 5th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Wednesday, May 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys 5th Anniversary - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, May 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Thursday, May 21st - 7:30-10:00pm - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Tuesday, May 12th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, May 2nd - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon - Contradance at Canyon School on Pinehurst Road, Canyon - canyon website

Friday, May 1st - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Tuesday, April 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, April 25th - 5:00-6:00pm - The Repercussions - an hour of Contra at the Oakland Free Dance Festival, Oakland Veterans Hall 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland www.fridaynightwaltz.com

Saturday, April 25th - 11:00am-2:00pm - Wildcat Canyon - Providing music for Sheep Shearing Day at Forest Home Farms, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583 - San Ramon Historic Foundation Website

Friday, April 24th - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon - San Francisco Contradance - St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue @ Judah Street, San Francisco - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, April 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Thursday, April 16th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Tuesday, April 14th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Sunday, April 12th - 11:30am - Wildcat Canyon - The Chateau, 2770 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill - $15 (includes Bar-B-Que) - 925-935-1660

Saturday, April 11th - 7:00-10:00pm - The Repercussions - Queer Contradance at The Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland calendar

Saturday, April 4th - 8pm - Southern Exposure - Contradance at Canyon School on Pinehurst Road, Canyon - canyon website

Friday, April 3rd - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Sunday, March 29th - 4:00-7:00pm - Wildcat Canyon - Part of the Contradance Marathon also at The Hill & Valley Club, 1808 "B" St., Hayward www.haywardcontradance.org

Saturday, March 28th - 6:00pm - The Bay Strings Band - The Hill & Valley Club, 1808 "B" St., Hayward

Wednesday, March 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, March 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Thursday, March 19th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Tuesday, March 10th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Friday, March 6th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Wednesday, February 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, February 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Thursday, February 19th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic (new band - swing and world music) - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Saturday, February 14th - 5:00-7:30pm - Huey White's Show Band - Tea Dance at San Pablo Senior Center, 1943 Church Lane, San Pablo - 510-215-3095

Tuesday, February 10th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, February 7th - 6:30pm potluk - 8:00pm dance - Southern Exposure - Canyon School Contradance - www.canyoncontras.com

Friday, February 6th - 7:30-10:00 - Swing Tonic (new band - swing and world music) - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Wednesday, January 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80, on the right, at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, January 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Thursday, January 15th - 7:30-10;00 - The Road Rascals (new band - swing and world music) - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

Tuesday, January 13th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Friday, January 9th - 7:30-10;00 - Not 2 Sharp (new band - swing and world music) - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.spicemonkeycafe.com

2008

Wednesday, December 24th - No Polka Cowboys tonight - Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Friday, December 19th - 7:30-10:00 - Mundo (new band - swing and world music) - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.yelp.com/spice-monkey

Tuesday, December 9th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Thursday, December 4th - 7:30-10:00 - Not2Sharp (new band - swing and world music) - The Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster, Oakland - 510-268-0170 www.yelp.com/spice-monkey

Wednesday, November 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, November 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, November 22nd - 8pm (free beginners lesson at 7:30) - Wildcat Canyon - Palo Alto Contradance - First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Wednesday, November 19th - 8pm - Wildcat Canyon - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Tuesday, November 11th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Thursday, November 6th - 1pm-2pm - The Bay Strings Band - Mission Bay Mobile Home Park, 15337 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro

Saturday, November 1st - 6:30pm potluk - 8:00pm dance - Wildcat Canyon - Canyon School Contradance - www.canyoncontras.com

Tuesday, October 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, October 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, October 14th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, September 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - CD release party at The Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, September 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Monday through Sunday, August 25th thru August 31st - Art Peterson and Friends at The 29th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival, Le Mars, Iowa - www.oldtimemusic.tipzu.com

Tuesday, August 12th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday and Sunday, August 9th & 10th, The 31st Annual Musical Saw Festival - Santa Cruz and Felton, Califonia - www.sawplayers.org

Wednesday, August 6th, 4:00pm, The Bay Strings Band, Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores, Castro Valley

Wednesday, July 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, July 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Tuesday, July 8th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, June 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Sunday, June 21st & 22nd - Sunday: Art Peterson - Accordion Wksp & Open Contradance Band - San Francisco Folk Festival at City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Avenue, SF. - www.sffolkfest.org

Friday, June 13th - 1:00pm - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at The Fremont Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Saturday, June 7th - 3:30-6:00pm - Southern Exposure - Contra Dance at The Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland - www.lcfd.org/sf

Wednesday, May 28rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys 4th Anniversary - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, May 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Tuesday, May 13th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, May 3rd - 6:30pm potluk - 8:00pm - Wildcat Canyon - Contradance at Canyon School - www.canyoncontras.com

Sunday, April 27th - 1:20-2:00pm - The Polka Cowboys - 2 Day Town Music Festival - Del Valle Regional Park, Ohlone Wilderness, Livermore - www.twodaytown.com

Wednesday, April 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, April 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Friday, April 11th - 1:00pm - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at the Fremont Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Tuesday, April 8th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, March 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, March 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, March 22nd - 4:00pm - Pete Morrison - in the canteen at The San Francisco Celtic Festival, Oakland Veterans Hall, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland - www.sanfranciscocelticfestival.com

Thursday, March 20th - 7:00-10:00pm - Not 2 Sharp - Swing & Bluegrass at The 1st Street Cafe, 440 1st Street, Benecia - 707-745-1400 - www.firststcafe.com

Tuesday, March 11th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, February 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, February 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Tuesday, February 12th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, February 9th - 7:00 - 10:30pm - Art Peterson - Hootenanny at Cafe International, 508 Haight St. at Fillmore in SF - www.sfhootenanny.com

Wednesday, January 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, January 8th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

2007

Tuesday, December 11th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, November 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, November 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Tuesday, November 13th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, November 7th - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.bacds.org

Saturday, November 3rd - 8:00-10:30pm - The Repercussions - Queer Contra Dance at The Women's Building, 3543 18th St., San Francisco - www.lcfd.org/sf

Saturday, October 27th - 6:30pm - The Bay Strings Band - The Hill & Valley Club, 1808 "B" St., Hayward

Wednesday, October 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, October 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Tuesday, October 9th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, September 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, September 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Sunday, September 16th - 5:00-9:00pm - The Polka Party with The Polka Cowboys (don't worry, we'll play 2-steps, swing, waltzes and rumbas too) - Little Switzerland - 401 Grove St., Sonoma - www.lilswiss.com

Monday through Sunday, August 27th thru September 2nd - Art Peterson and Friends at The 29th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival, Missouri Valley, Iowa - www.oldtimemusic.bigstep.com

Wednesday, August 22 - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, August 14th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday & Sunday, August 11th & 12th - 27th Annual Musical Saw Festival - Roaring Camp, Felton, California - www.sawplayers.org

Wednesday, July 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, July 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Tuesday, July 10th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, July 4th - 7:30-11:00pm - The Repercussions - Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar, Berkeley www.bacds.org

Wednesday, July 4th - Noon - The Bay Strings Band at Weekes Park, 27182 Patrick Avenue, Hayward

Wednesday, June 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant & Dance Hall, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, June 26th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, June 23rd - Noon-2:00pm - Solo - Cafe Zest, 1250 Addison, Berkeley

Tuesday, June 12th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, June 2nd - 7:30-11:00pm - The Repercussions - Contradance at The Tucker Farm Center, St. Helena Highway and Tucker Rd., Calistoga CA www.calendarwiz.com

Wednesday, May 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, May 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Tuesday, May 8th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, May 5th - 8pm - The Contra Cowboys - Contradance at Canyon School on Pinehurst Road, Canyon - canyon website

Sunday, April 29th - 4:00-7:00pm - The Repercussions - Contradance at The Hill and Valley Club, 1808 "B" Street, Hayward www.DownHomeDancing.org

Wednesday, April 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, April 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Friday, April 13th - 1:00pm - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at the Fremont Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Tuesday, April 10th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, April 7th - 8pm - The Repercussions - Contradance at Canyon School on Pinehurst Road, Canyon

Wednesday, March 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center - 510-222-1819

Tuesday, March 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Friday, March 16th - 1:30pm - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at The Baypoint Club - 462 Sunset Blvd., Hayward

Tuesday, March 13th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, February 28th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center.

Tuesday, February 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Stillbillies - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Friday, February 16th thru Sunday February 18th - with Greg McCarty at the "Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering" - www.acowboygathering.org

Wednesday, January 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center.

Tuesday, January 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - Still On The Hill - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Tuesday, January 9th - 7:30-9:30pm - Still On The Hill - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

2006

Friday, December 29th - 1:30pm - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at The Baypoint Club - 462 Sunset Blvd., Hayward

Tuesday, December 12th - 7:30-10:00pm - Still On The Hill - Old-time Music & Jam at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Saturday, December 9th - 7:30-10:30pm - Contradance with The Repercussions - At the historic Aromas Grange Hall Corner of Rose & Bardue Streets, Aromas, CA (831) 726-7253

Wednesday, November 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center.

Wednesday, October 25th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai Restaurant, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center.

Tuesday, October 24th - 7:30-10:00pm - Still On The Hill - Old-time Music at Spud's, 3290 Adeline St., Berkeley - 510-597-0795

Wednesday, September 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at Champa Thai (new owners now featuring fine Thai and Vietnamese cuisine), 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - easy parking; less than one mile east off I-80 at the Plaza Sobrante shopping center.

Sunday, September 10th - 10am and 12noon - Tinker's Damn - The Solano Stroll, 1492 Solano

Monday through Sunday, August 28th thru September 3rd - Art Peterson and Friends at The 29th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival, Missouri Valley, Iowa - www.oldtimemusic.bigstep.com

Saturday and Sunday, August 12th and 13th - The Musical Saw Festival - Santa Cruz and Felton, Califonia - www.sawplayers.org

Wednesday, August 9th - 6:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Chateau, 2770 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill

Saturday, August 5th - 8pm - The Tune Tenders - Contradance at Canyon School on Pinehurst Road, Canyon

Thursday, July 13th - 7 'til 9:30pm - Still On The Hill (Old-time & Jammin') - Spud's, 3290 Adeline, Berkeley (corner of Adeline and Alcatraz)

Tuesday, July 4th - 1pm - The Bay Strings Band - Weekes Park, 27182 Patrick Ave., Hayward

Saturday, June 24th - 10pm - The Polka Cowboys - The San Francisco Folk Festival at Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello (at Geary), SF - www.sffolkfest.org

Friday, June 23rd - 7:30 'til 9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - The San Mateo Wine Walk, 4th and Railroad Ave., San Mateo

Monday, June 16th - Noon - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at the Newark Senior Center, 7401 Enterprise Drive, Newark

Saturday, June 10th - 8pm (free lesson - 7:30pm) - The Repercussions - Palo Alto Contra Dance, First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue (Near Middlefield Rd), Palo Alto - www.bacds.org

Saturday, June 10th - 10am 'til 5pm - Tinker's Damn - Ardenwood Celtic Festival at Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, CA - www.ArdenwoodCeltic.com

Thursday, June 8th - 7 'til 9:30pm - Still On The Hill (Old-time & Jammin') - Spud's, 3290 Adeline, Berkeley (corner of Adeline and Alcatraz)

Saturday, June 3rd - 8pm - The Westline Big Band - Contradance at Canyon School on Pinehurst Road, Canyon

Monday, May 29th - 4:30pm - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at Life's Gardens - 450 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale

Friday, May 19th - No more third Friday dance... we hope to be adding a fourth Wednesday dance soon.

Friday, April 21st - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Monday, April 10th - 1:00pm - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at the Fremont Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Friday, March 17th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance (with some tunes for Saint Patrick, of course) at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Friday, March 10th - 1:00pm - The Bay Strings Band - Concert at the Fremont Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Friday, February 17th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Saturday, January 28th, '06 - 8:00pm - The Repercussions - Lesbian & Gay Contradance,1268 Sanchez at Clipper, San Francisco - www.lcfd.org

Friday, January 20th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

2005

Friday, December 16th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Sunday, November 20th - 2pm - The Polka Cowboys - The Chateau, 2770 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill - $15 (includes Bar-B-Que - email me, the first six people get free passes)

Friday, November 18th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Friday, October 28th - 10:00am - The Polka Cowboys - Camelot School Halloween Bash, 2330 Pomar Vista, Castro Valley

Friday, October 21st - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Friday, October 7th - 7:30-10:30pm - The Repercussions - contradance at Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, Felton - www.santacruzcontra

Saturday, October 2nd - The Polka Cowboys - 1:30pm - Fremont Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont

Friday, September 16th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Saturday, September 10th, 8:00pm - Southern Exposure - Sacramento Contradance, YWCA, 1122 17th Street - www.fussell.org/sacramento

Monday through Sunday, August 29th thru September 4th - 29th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival - Missouri Valley, Iowa - www.oldtimemusic.bigstep.com

Friday, August 19th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Western Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Saturday & Sunday, August 13th & 14th - 27th Annual Musical Saw Festival - Roaring Camp, Felton, California - www.sawplayers.org

Wednesday, August 3rd, 4:00pm, The Bay Strings Band, Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores, Castro Valley

Sunday, July 17th - 7:00-10:00pm - The Repercussions - contradance in Santa Cruz at the 1st Congregational Church, 900 High Street - www.geocities.com

Friday, July 15th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Sunday, July 10th - Noon-2:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell, San Francisco - 415-646-0018 - www.shelbyashpresents.com

Saturday, July 9th - 7:30-10:30pm - The Repercussions - contradance at Aromas Grange Hall, Corner of Rose & Bardue Streets, Aromas, CA - www.aromasgrange.com

Monday, July 4th - Noon - The Bay Strings Band - Weekes Park, Patrick Avenue, Hayward

Friday, June 17th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Saturday, June 11th - 1pm 'til 1:45pm - The Polka Cowboys - Heartland Music Festival - Rosenblum Cellars, 2900 Main Street, Alameda - www.heartlandmusicfestival.org

Saturday, May 28th - 7:00-10:30pm - The Repercussions - contradance at the Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave, near Capitola Road in Santa Cruz - www.greengrange.org

Friday, May 20th - 8:00-10:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Saturday, May 7th - 8:00pm - The Repercussions - Lesbian & Gay Contradance at the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (between Guerrero & Valencia), San Francisco - www.lcfd.org

Saturday, April 30th - 8:45-10:00pm - The Polka Cowboys - Charlie Fenton's Birthday Bash, El Cerrito - email me for further info

Wednesday, April 27th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Saturday, April 9th - 6-8pm - Art Peterson - Variety - McGrath's Pub - 1539 Lincoln Ave., Alameda - www.mcgrathspub.com

Sunday, March 27th - 6-8pm - The Damp Travelers - Variety - The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Wednesday, March 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Pizza Palace, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Wednesday, March 16th - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Sunday, February 27th - 6-8pm - The Damp Travelers - Variety - The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Saturday, February 26th, 8:00pm - The Repercussions - Sacramento Contradance, YWCA, 1122 17th Street - www.fussell.org/sacramento

Wednesday, February 23rd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Saturday, February 19th - 7:20pm - The Repercussions - Lesbian & Gay Contradance at the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (between Guerrero & Valencia), San Francisco - www.lcfd.org

Wednesday, January 26th (my Birthday!) - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Sunday, January 23rd - 6-8pm - The Damp Travelers - Variety - The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Saturday, January 8th - 8pm - Southern Exposure - Canyon Contradance at Canyon School - www.fussell.org/bacds

2004

Boxing Day - Sunday, December 26th - 6-8pm - The Damp Travelers - Variety - The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Wednesday, December 22nd - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Wednesday, December 15th - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Saturday, December 11th, 7-10:30pm - Art Peterson, and others - Hootenanny Night, Cafe International, 508 Haight St (at Fillmore) San Francisco - www.sfhootenanny.homestead.com

Sunday, November 28th - 6-8pm - The Damp Travelers - Variety - The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Wednesday, November 24th - 7:30-9:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Saturday, November 13th, 7-10:30pm - The Sons of San Quentin and others - Hootenanny Night, Cafe International, 508 Haight St (at Fillmore) San Francisco - www.sfhootenanny.homestead.com

Friday, October 29th - 7pm - The Fremont Cowboys - Mission Pizza - 1572 Washington Blvd., Fremont

Friday, October 29th - 1:30pm - The Fremont Cowboys - Bay Point Club - 442 Sunset, Hayward

Wednesday, October 27th - 7-9pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Sunday, October 24th - 2-5pm - The Damp Travelers - Variety - The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Sunday, October 17th - 7:30pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Folk Dancers Contradance at El Cerrito Vet's Hall, 6401 Stockton, El Cerrito

Saturday, October 9th, 8:00pm - Southern Exposure - Sacramento Contradance, YWCA, 1122 17th Street - www.fussell.org/sacramento

Saturday, October 2nd - 8pm - with David Brown and Kate Chaitin - Canyon Contradance at Canyon School - www.fussell.org/bacds

Sunday, September 26th - 2-5pm - The Damp Travelers - Open Mic at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Wednesday, September 22nd - 7-9pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Sunday, September 19th - 7:30pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Folk Dancers Contradance at El Cerrito Vet's Hall, 6401 Stockton, El Cerrito

Sunday, September 12th, 4-6pm - Charlie's Band (with musical saw virtuoso Charlie Blacklock) - American Roots Music Show, 66 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco - www.americanrootsmusicshow.com

Monday through Sunday, August 30th thru September 5th - solo and with various musicians - 29th Annual National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival - Missouri Valley, Iowa - www.oldtimemusic.bigstep.com

Wednesday, August 25th - 7-9pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Wednesday, August 11 - 6-8pm - The Polka Cowboys, The Chateau, 2770 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill - $15 (includes Bar-B-Que - email me, the first six people get free passes)

Sunday, August 8th - 12:20 pm - The South Forty Stringband - The Musical Saw Festival at Roaring Camp, 5355 Graham Hill Road, Felton - www.sawplayers.org

Saturday, July 31st - 8pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - Wild Jane's, Guerneville - www.wildjanes.com

Friday, July 30th - 1:15pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - The Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA - www.sonomacountyfair.com

Wednesday, July 28th - 7-9pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Sunday, July 18th - 7:30pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Folk Dancers Contradance at El Cerrito Vet's Hall, 6401 Stockton, El Cerrito

Wednesday, July 7th - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Sunday, July 4th - Noon - The Bay Strings Band - Weekes Park, Patrick Avenue, Hayward

Thursday, July 1st - Noon-1:30pm - The Bay Strings Band - The Country Inn, 2860 Country Drive, Fremont

Wednesday, June 30th - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Saturday, June 26th - 7:20pm - The Repercussions - Genderless Contradance at the Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (between Guerrero & Valencia), San Francisco

Saturday, June 26th - Noon, accordion workshop - 4pm concert with "The Sons of San Quentin" - Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello, San Francisco - www.sffolkfest.org

Wednesday, June 23rd - 7-9pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Saturday, June 5th - 8pm - Southern Exposure - Canyon Contradance at Canyon School - www.fussell.org/bacds

Wednesday, May 26th - 7-9pm - The Polka Cowboys - Swing Dance at The Punjab Palace & Pizza Company, 3550 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante - 510-758-4985

Saturday, May 22nd - 5-9pm - The South Forty Stringband - Lu Sutton Elementary, 1800 Center Road, Novato - School Fundraiser

Sunday, May 16th - 7:30pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Folk Dancers Contradance at El Cerrito Vet's Hall, 6401 Stockton, El Cerrito

Sunday, May 16th - 2pm - The Over The Hill Gang, Chateau, 2770 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill

Friday, May 14th - 11am 'til 2pm - The South 40 String Band - May Day Celebration at the Novato Charter School, 940 "C" Street, Novato

Tuesday, May 11th - noon - The Bay Strings Band - The Hayward Senior Center, 22325 N 3rd St

Saturday, May 1st - 8pm - Westline Big Band - Canyon Contradance at Canyon School - www.fussell.org/bacds

Friday through Sunday, April 23rd thru April 25th - solo and with various musicians - Two Day Town, Lake Del Valle, south of Livermore - www.eastbaymusicscene.com

Saturday, April 17th - 7:20pm - The Repercussions - Genderless Contradance at Bethany United Methodist Church, Sanchez & Clipper, San Francisco - www.fussell.org/bacds

Friday, April 9th - 1:30pm - The Bay Strings Band - Fremont Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont

Sunday, March 21st - 7:30pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Folk Dancers Contradance at El Cerrito Vet's Hall, 6401 Stockton, El Cerrito

Wednesday, March 17th - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Tuesday, March 16th - 2:30pm - The Bay Strings Band - House of Dance, 4648 Tompkins, Oakland

Monday, March 8th - 1:00pm - The Bay Strings Band - Lakeside Garden Center, Oakland

Sunday, February 22nd - 7:30pm - Hell Broke Loose in Berkeley - Contradance at El Cerrito Vet's Hall, 6401 Stockton, El Cerrito - www.fussell.org/bacds

Saturday, February 14th - 6:00 'til 8pm - The Bay Strings Band - The Georgian Manor, 1419 Buckingham Way, Hayward

Thursday, February 5th - 1:00pm - The Bay Strings Band - Mission Bay Mobile Park, 15333 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro

Sunday, January 18th - 7:30pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Folk Dancers Contradance at El Cerrito Vet's Hall, 6401 Stockton, El Cerrito

Sunday, January 4th - 7pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Ceilidh at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Sunday, January 4th - 2pm - The Bay Strings Band - Boudin Bakery, Fisherman's Wharf, SF

Saturday, January 3rd - 8pm - Full Circle - Canyon Contradance at Canyon School - www.fussell.org/bacds

2003

Saturday, December 27th - 8pm - Box Band - Berkeley English Dance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Friday, December 26th - 8pm - The Repercussions - San Franicsco Contra Dance at St. Paul's, 43rd Ave & Judah - www.fussell.org/bacds

Wednesday, December 3rd - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Saturday, November 8th - 8pm - Westline Big Band - Canyon Contradance at Canyon School - www.fussell.org/bacds

Sunday, November 2nd - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Ceilidh at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Saturday, October 18th - 6:30pm - The Polka Cowboys - Octoberfest at the Berkeley Yacht Club - private (email me about the guest list)

Sunday, October 5th - 11:00am - The South Forty Stringband - Sausalito Pier Open House

Monday through Sunday, August 25 thru 31 - solo and with various musicians - The National Traditional Country Music Festival - Missouri Valley, Iowa - www.oldtimemusic.bigstep.com

Wednesday, July 30th - 8pm - The Repercussions - Berkeley Contradance at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. - www.fussell.org/bacds

Tuesday, July 29th - 2pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - The Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA

Sunday, July 20th - 12:20 pm - The South Forty Stringband - The Musical Saw Festival at Roaring Camp in Felton - www.sawplayers.org

Saturday, July 12th - 7 til 10:30pm - Art Peterson and others - Hootenanny Night 2003 - Cafe International - 508 Haight @ Fillmore, SF - www.sfhootenanny.homestead.com

Saturday, July 5th - 7:30pm (potluk at 6:30) - Southern Exposure - The Canyon Dance - Map: www.fussell.org/bacds

Saturday, June 21st - 4:40pm - Ragged But Right - The San Francisco Free Folk Festival - Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello, San Francisco - www.sffolkfest.org

Saturday, June 14th - 8pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - Little Switzerland - 401 Grove St., Sonoma - www.lilswiss.com

Saturday, May 10th - 9:30pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - Vaquero Restaurant, 136 W. Napa street, Sonoma

Sunday, May 4th - 8pm - Art Peterson, Eric Hoffman and Debra Tayleur - English Ceilidh Dance - Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar, Berkeley - www.fussell.org/bacds

Sunday, May 4th - 2pm - Art Peterson & Friends - The Berkeley Free Folk Festival - Malcolm X School, 1731 Prince Street, Berkeley, California - www.thefreight.org/bfff

Saturday, May 3rd - 11am 'til 2pm - The South 40 String Band - May Day Celebration at the Novato Charter School, 940 "C" Street, Novato

Sunday, April 6th - 1pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - Skyroom at Country Club Lanes, 2600 Watt Avenue, Sacramento - www.westernswingsociety.org

Saturday, March 29th - 8pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - New College Concert Series - 99 6th, Santa Rosa

Saturday, March 22nd - 8pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Trio - McGrath's Pub - 1539 Lincoln Ave., Alameda - www.mcgrathspub.com

Saturday, March 8th - 8pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - Sacramento Moose Lodge, 3240 Jefferson Blvd., 916-371-6303

Sunday, March 2nd - 9pm - The Bar X Bunkhouse Boys - KKUP Benefit - Cupertino

Monday, January 27th - 6pm - Solo/Italian Night - Lafayette Church - Hidden Valley Road, Lafayette - 510-658-2341