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Dance! in the Barn: The Lanesboro Barn Dance at DreamAcres

Dance! in the Barn: The Lanesboro Barn Dance at DreamAcres — an Old Time Barn Dance For All with Bob Bovee & Co.

Photo by Bill Patterson

Photo by Bill Patterson

Join us for a Barn Dance called by Ann Carter with Bob Bovee on Guitar John Lane on fiddle.

Bob Bovee is a Nebraska native whose family sang and played the old-time songs. Many of the western and railroad songs he does were learned from his grandmother and uncle. He plays banjo and autoharp, sings and yodels, and can drive a dance band with his guitar and harmonica. Bob is well known and loved for his dry and witty stage humor. He has published numerous articles and reviews for The Old-Time Herald and Inside Bluegrass and been an instructor for a course called "The History of Country Music" for the Honors Division at the University of Minnesota. Bob is also the Artistic Director for the Bluff Country Gathering and the organizing force for the Lanesboro Barn Dance.

Ann Carter walked into her first old-time community dance as a college student in 1992, and has never looked back. Since then she has become a dance caller, clogger, musician, and all-around enthusiast for old time music & dance — which she sees as the one of the world's most joyful endeavors. As a caller, Ann is known for her clear teaching style, her positive enthusiam, and her ability to make it a fun & successful experience for everyone — new and experienced.

As a youngster, John Lane studied with Missouri fiddle masters at the Bethel Fiddle Camp. This experience instilled a love of playing for dancing that has followed him ever since. These days he can be heard fiddling with bands like Ginstrings and Pert Near Sandstone, but he returns to playing for dancing whenever possible.

Suggested admission: $8 per person or $20 per family of 3 or more. Call 507.352.4255 for questions.

Lanesboro Barn Dance


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

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