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GENETICS ON PARADE!
Years ago in a San Francisco Chinese restaurant, we received our favorite cookie fortune of all time. It was one word: TWINS! Since twin babyhood, we have taken advantage of our matching genetics: as Christmas elves tap dancing our way around a wishing well in the first grade, to our thirteen year stint as the affable radio side-kicks on NPR's Sandy Bradley's Potluck.
We are proud to think of ourselves as links in the chain of musical brother duets like the Stanley Brothers, the Blue Sky boys, Sam and Kirk Magee or the Everlys. But we are always amazed by the possibilities of a fiddle and a guitar, (and those genetically matched voices). While we have one foot firmly planted in the traditions of American Roots music, we certainly have an ear tuned to the novel and the quirky - as one reviewer put it, "Their songs all have the ring of cock-eyed classics!"
Here's a recent quotable quote:
Pam - from her blog, "nerd's eye view"
See the Guys in action at Centrum's 2009 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes-
"I'm Gettin' Ready to Go"
"Obama's March to the White House"
The Twins on stage at the Denver Uke Fest 2010-
"Only Missed it by Two" by Carl Jones
2013 SCHEDULE (So far)
January 17th, 18th , 19th - Portland Old-Time Music Gathering
Feb 9th - Family Dance, Darington, WA
Feb 13th - The Canote's fly to England - (Boy, will our arms be tired!)
Feb 15th The Twins turn 124!!!! (that's 62 years each)
Feb 21st - Greg gets back!
Feb 27th - Jere's back from Europe!
March 4th - Stringband Class #1 - Spring Quarter begins! Fremont Church, 7:15 'till 8:45
March 9th - Highline Vintage Jazz Festival
March 11th - Stringband Class #2
March 18th - Stringband Class #3
March 19th - Greg and Jere at the West Seattle Senior Center
March 23rd - Canotes play a dance on Lopez Island
March 25th thru 28th - Menucha Ukulele Band Camp - Outside of Portland
April 4th - Station House Cafe, Pt Reyes CA , 6:00 till....8:30 or 9:00
Great food, great bar, great time.
April 5th thru 8th - Walker Creek Bluegrass and Old-Time Camp - Petaluma, CA
April 13th and 14th - The Moisture Festival!!!! - Hales Palladium in Seattle, 3pm Matinees
April 15th - Stringband Class #4
April 20th - Canotes in Concert - 7:30pm - Index, WA
April 22nd - Stringband Class #5
April 29th - Stringband Class #6
May 6th - Stringband Class #7
May 11th - Canotes in Concert - Entiat, WA, 3pm
May 13th - Stringband Class #8
May 16th thru 19th - California Autoharp Gathering, Fresno, CA
June 2nd thru June 7th - Colorado Roots Camp
June 16th thru 22nd - Lady of the Lake Dance week - Lake Couer D'Alene, ID
June 30th thru July 6th - Festival of American Fiddle Tunes - Port Townsend,WA
August 18th thru 24th - Lady of the Lake Family Week - Lake Couer D'Alene, ID
August 26th thru 30th - Nimble Fingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Camp - British Columbia
September 6th, 7th, and 8th - American Banjo Camp - Fort Flagler, WA
September 11th thru 15th - Uke Fest at Centrum - Fort Warden, Port Townsend, WA
October 19th - Millwaulkee Uke Fest!
December 5th and 6th - Lights of Christmas - Warm Beach Conference Center, Stanwood, WA
Favorite Past Festivals and Venues -
Swannanoa Gathering - Asheville, North Carolina
Centrum's Festival of American Fiddle Tunes - Port Townsend, WA
Augusta Heritage Workshop - Elkins, West Virginia
Prairie Home Companion - St. Paul, MN
Carter Family Fold - Hiltons, VA
Pinewoods - Plymouth, Mass
Anchorage Folk Festival - Anchorage, Alaska
Gurtenfest Music festival - Bern, Switzerland
NW Folklife Festival - Seattle, WA
Raincoast Ruckus - Vancouver, BC
Harvest Moon Festival - Santa Barbara, CA
Vancouver Folk Festival - Vancouver, BC
Freight and Salvage - Berkeley, CA
American Banjo Camp - Marrowstone Island, WA
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop - Port Orchard, WA
Winnepeg Folk Festival - Winnepeg, Alberta, Canada
Wintergrass - Tacoma, WA
Portland Old-Time Gathering - Portland, OR
Lady of the Lake - Cour D'Alene, Idaho
Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA
Eagle Tavern - New York, NY
First Night - Tacoma, WA
Camp Wannadance and Camp Wishy-Washy - Port Hadlock, WA
Folk and Heritage Festival - San Diego, CA
The Met - Spokane, WA