Artists, Authors, Musicians Join 9/14 Tour

Marty Atkinson and Katy Boyd of the Blue Cactus Choir, will perform bluegrass music again this year  |  photo by Cynthia Greenberg  |  post by Larry Clinton

Besides seeing a dozen unique floating homes, visitors to our September 14 tour will have a chance to meet and chat with some of the more creative folks in our community, and to purchase their works. They include:

  • Katharine Butler – Longtime etching and woodcut printmaker, she donates income from sales of her cards to environmental non-profits
  • Tracy Corbin – Linocut printmaker specializing in images inspired by travel, nature and the written word
  • Jarl Forsman – Tai Chi practitioner/teacher and creator of enchanting items made from beautiful fabric
  • Laurie Fossier-Mills – Explorer of new concepts and techniques in blown glass
  • Christina Leimer – Author of, Natural Urges, reflections on following intuitive guidance in an analytical world
  • Annie Sutter – Author and watercolor /illustrator – History of Issaquah Dock
  • Susan York – Author of children’s book, A Big Day for a Little Dog – Maggie the Houseboat Dog

Musical groups will perform in three different locations throughout the day:

The Performing Stars of Marin  A Marin City non-profit organization led by Felecia Gaston providing enrichment to young girls through dance and baton twirling in a marching band.

Joe “Gramps” Tate and Maggie “Catfish” Joe is the former leader of the Redlegs, a legendary, pirate rock ‘n’ roll band that performed in the house­boat colony of Sausalito during the late sixties. Maggie was a vocalist for the Redlegs.

Blue Cactus Choir, Bluegrass Marty Atkinson is a former EMI songwriter as well as former Atlantic Records & Universal Music Recording artist. Katy Boyd is a noted songwriter and former Jungle Records (a British Indy label) recording artist.

Bob Sinaiko and the Loose Licks Jug Band Good-time music-making band like the string bands and jug bands of the 1920s-1930s.

MYTHYX 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, Classic Rock.

John Schlag and Ian Ratzer with guest vocalists Dialectic Eclectic: Speak Easy jazz.

Piper Park Pickers: A group of bluegrass players who jam in Piper Park on the fourth Saturday of every month featuring Issaquah Dock alumna Emily Riddell.

Davey Jones and the Van Damme Hot Clams: Pre-50’s jazz.

This is a preliminary list. Any changes will be announced shortly before the tour.

Advance tickets to the tour (highly recommended) are available through the FHA website. From there, you can also sign up for one of the volunteer spots that are still open. Our biggest needs are afternoon docents and ramp monitors, and safety personnel throughout the day.  Volunteers work a half day and may take the tour for free.  There will also be free refreshments for volunteers, including an FHA-logo water bottle.