Six Dollar String Band to headline Wild West Party Jan. 17

Photo courtesy Tony Holmqvist
The Six Dollar String Band with chickens. The band is slated to perform at the Jan. 17 Wild West Party.

By Carla Roberts

Special to The PREVIEW

The Six Dollar String Band captures the exuberant, communal and unifying spirit inherent in old-time music.

In their hometown — the mountainous and musically diverse micropolitan of Durango — they are widely regarded for their tight, driving and passionate sound.

Join the Wild West Squares for a free Wild West Party featuring the Six Dollar String Band from Durango on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the PLPOA Clubhouse..

The Six Dollar String Band is: Robin Davis, guitar; Jimi Giles, bass; Brendan Shafer, banjo; and Tony Holmquist, fiddle.

This family-friendly event includes demonstrations of modern western square dance with caller Carla Roberts and the Wild West Squares, refreshments, and a community “barn” dance with live music for anyone who would like to try very simple and fun square dance activities. No partner is necessary.

Winter/spring beginner class starts January

Wednesday, Jan. 17, is also the kick-off night for a new 2018 square dance class. Come and meet the students and teaching “angels” of the Wild West Squares who are part of an outstanding group of square dancers learning and laughing together while dancing.

If you are interested in joining, this new new class will continue enrollment through January. Call 903-6478 to register by phone or register in person at the Wild West Party on Jan. 17.

With live, old-time music, square dance demos and a community barn dance or general ruckus, the Wild West Party on Jan. 17 will be a free evening of entertainment for the whole family to attend. The PLPOA Clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave. The doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call Roberts at 903-6478.