27 May 2013
A cool shot from 2013 Northwest Folklife. Thanks to Julie Miller for the photo!
More from 2013 Folklife...
16 May 2013
12 May 2013
My Scifi and Schuhplattler worlds just collided...
11 May 2013
Well, I survived my first full performance at Maifest in Leavenworth, WA. Didn't mess up the Maipole, didn't mess up much at all actually. Whew! Day 1 was SUPER hot so sweat like crazy but Day 2 was really wonderful. No turning back now, I am a performing Schuhplattler. When I compete in the 2013 Gaufest coming up in June, I'll be completely official. Enjoy the photos!
10 May 2013
Starbucks just made this Schuhplattler feel right at home :-)
28 November 2010
My Lederhosen, loferl (half socks), and shoes arrived today. Now we're talking Schuhplattler. Not the fancy trim on the shoes.
27 October 2010
Its my first day of Schuhplattler, aka Bavarian Folk Dancing (also done in Austria, Switzerland, and North Italy). This has been coming for a LONG time. I got started through a friend, Kory Tideman, who plays guitar and button box for Happy Hans, a local Bavarian band. I had hired them to play at my 49th birthday and soon discovered that Kory was also one of the best Hawaiian slack-key guitar players around so invited him to play at our Ballard Luau. Kory mentioned that if I was really serious about this Bavarian stuff, I should start dancing with Enzian Schuhplatter as they were looking for more men. Well, that's what I did and below is my first proof!