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Redwood Coast Music Festival 2017, Part 2 

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Dance contests started at noon on Saturday at the Muni with categories for Youth, Open Jack & Jill (with random assignment of a "follow" to a "lead"), and the Open Strictly (all ages, pick your partner). After the qualifying rounds, Stompy Jones warmed up the audience with more dance music.
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Dance contests started at noon at the Muni on Saturday with Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang and Stompy Jones providing the dance music.
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Finalists for the Open Jack & Jill dance contest lined up before the random assignment of a "follow" to a "lead."
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Winners of the Open Jack & Jill dance contest were Brian Smith as "lead" and Brett Young as "follow." Dancers were assigned randomly as partners for this event.
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Winners of the Open Strictly dance contest were Teresa and Bill Dakin of Thousand Oaks, California.
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Jeremiah Hastings (10), of Eagle Point, Oregon, was recruited by his mother Larkin Hastings to participate in the dance contest. He won the Youth award (and was the only entrant).
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Charles Wilson and Genevieve Reilly, of Eureka, made it into the final round of the Open Strictly dance contest.
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Nathan Frakes gave Madison Kirkpatrick a final dip as they competed in the final round of the Open Strictly dance contest.
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Elated at winning the Open Jack & Jill "lead" dance contest, Brian Smith showed off some breakdancing skills.
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Winners of the Open Strictly dance contest were Teresa and Bill Dakin (right), first place; Jace Baldosser and Chelsea Pulliam (middle); and, Eric Rez and Danielle DeMartini (left), third place.
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Making the best of their venue in a cramped meeting room in the Red Lion Inn, Gino & the Lone Gunmen played a great mix of rockabilly, swing, blues, country and rock and roll oldies on Saturday afternoon. Later that evening, Gino led an All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash.
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Gino Meregillan of the Lone Gunmen displayed a tattoo that matched patterns on his guitar.
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Kenny Neal led off the Blues Special at the Muni on Saturday evening because Michael Doucet was late, since he had to drive north after his flight from SFO to ACV was cancelled.
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Kenny Neal led off the Blues Special at the Muni on Saturday evening with a fantastic singing and guitar and harmonica playing.
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Kenny Neal did a walk-about in the Blues Special crowd while playing his harmonica near the end of his performance. Susana Day, of Eureka, took advantage of the opportunity to get a photograph with Neal.
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Kenny Neal on the harmonica.
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Emcees Cliff Berkowitz and his wife, Amy, opened Saturday's Blue Special at the Muni with a reminder about the raffle for this guitar signed by musicians performing at the festival.
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Michael Doucet joined Tom Rigney & Flambeau for the second act at the Blues Special on Saturday evening at the Muni. Doucet arrived late, traveling by car after his flight from San Francisco was canceled. Doucet and Rigny created some amazing duets and solos on their fiddle and violin.
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Michael Doucet joined Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Doucet is credited with playing a major role in revitalizing Cajun music in the United States and has been called the world's best Cajun fiddler.
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Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney performed several songs from a recent CD they recorded together.
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Chelsea Pulliam (left), Kira Hudson and Brett Young danced through the crowd at the Grand Finale at the Muni on Sunday afternoon.
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Line dancers filled the floor at the Grand Finale at the Muni on Sunday afternoon as the event ended with another great performance by Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney & Flambeau.
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Dance contests started at noon on Saturday at the Muni with categories for Youth, Open Jack & Jill (with random assignment of a "follow" to a "lead"), and the Open Strictly (all ages, pick your partner). After the qualifying rounds, Stompy Jones warmed up the audience with more dance music.

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