Jumpin' on Hill
Lost Dogs Found heat up Saturday Swing Dance
By John Sollenberger 08/07/2014
Take advantage of a great opportunity to catch top-notch live swing music when the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association hosts its weekly swing dance Saturday with Lost Dog Found.
Sisters Tami and Erin Stevens have operated the Association for more than 30 years, providing expert instructions from a talented roster of teachers in all forms of social dance, for beginners to more experienced dancers. Each Saturday swing dance starts with a free lesson, followed by dancing. No experience or partner is necessary.
Lost Dog Found blends the classic sounds of jump blues, Americana music, swing, rock and soul into a modern sound that the band calls “jump roots.” The group hails from Sebastopol, and features top musicians from around the Bay Area. They started out playing everything from bars to burlesque shows, and word about them quickly spread. They soon moved up to playing festivals, concerts and nightclubs, based on their reputation as a hot live act, leading to the 2012 debut album “The Jump Start Scandal.”
The music has taken Lost Dog Found to top venues up and down the West Coast. The band’s second album, “Dine on Danger,” is scheduled for release later this month.
Visit them at lostdogfound.com.
— John Sollenberger
A free dance lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by dancing at 8 p.m. at Grace Hall, 73 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena. Admission is $15. Call (626) 799-5689 or visit pasadenaballroomdance.com.