Seattle is doubly fortunate to have a bevy of incredible fiddlers and piano players -- Cathie Whitesides, Terry Wergeland, and Alan Roberts have offered the biggest boosts to my little career -- as well as a solid and supportive group of dancers, enough to support two or three dances a week in Seattle alone.
I've been playing dances now for four years or so, and dancing for eight. I've had the pleasure to share a stage from time to time with musicians ranging from string quartets to marimba players to Vivian Williams' incredible waltzes. From June of 2000 to the time I left Seattle in 2002, I've been averaging about a dance a week.
And even so, I'd rather be dancing.