We're occasionally asked for a paragraph or two
describing us as a band, which I take to mean a combination of
our history and our playing style. The following paragraphs
should be suitable;
feel free to excerpt or amplify as you see fit.
Alan Roberts and I played our first
contra dance in Seattle at the dawn of the new millenium. Since then
we've played over two dozen dances up and down Puget Sound, around the
Pacific Northwest, at festivals and local dance halls, dances big and
small. He plays a driving Southern style, heavily rhythmic; I
complement it with a dynamic, rocking piano. We're both contra
dancers, and our music is made for dancing. Our repertoire ranges
from old-time tunes to Cape Breton jigs to Irish reels to New England
classics, sometimes even all in the same set. People tell us we have
a big sound for just two people.
You can find us at our home dance in Magnolia, third Saturdays, when
we're not out traveling. This upcoming season we're playing a dance
camp in Idaho, the Halloween dance in Vancouver BC, a swing through
California, and the Wintergreen Dance Weekend in Bozeman, MT. Grab
your shoes and come on out!
21 Aug 2001