SKAMOKAWA - Folk music performed by Wahkiakum County musicians to benefit Friends of Skamokawa can be enjoyed beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 and again at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1 at the River Life Interpretive Center in Skamokawa.
The Wahkiakum County musicians who presented last year's "Soggy Bottom Revival" have reunited to present another traditional folk music performance. This year's theme is "Songs of the Sea," and will range from old sailor shanties to modern folk and Caribbean music.
Performers, who include Jessica Fletcher, Jennifer Johnson, Ferri Fey, Kerrie McNally and Andrew Emlen, combine many years of performance experience. For "Songs of the Sea" they have created arrangements using various combinations of voice, guitar, mandolin, banjo, cello, mandocello, fiddle, autoharp and dobro. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in many of the numbers.
Director Andrew Emlen says, "We had so much fun with the Soggy Bottom Revival last year and were so encouraged by the three sold-out shows that we decided to try a new theme every year."
Tickets are $5 and are available at the Bank of the Pacific, 56 Main St. Cathlamet, and at Skamokawa Center Cafe, 1391 W SR4, Skamokawa.