GRAND PICNIC– high-energy
contra dance music since 1986.
WILD– contra music
with a wild and crazy combination of New England tradition and
DRESSED SHIP– English country
and Playford dance band.
vocal harmony, country classics and old-time tunes and
AND JODY– old-time tunes
and songs from North America and beyond.
contra dance band with driving rhythms, lush harmonies and flights
of fancy. Known for our original tunes that can be heard nowhere
BACKYARD BOYS– The very best in
American acoustic roots music, driving dance tunes, soulful ballads
and amusing songs from the early days.
THISTLE BISCUITS- A contra
confluence of Cape Breton Scottish and Southern US influences that
combine to bring you a unique dancing experience. Jazzy rhythms,
driving beats and melodious dance tunes that make your feet happy
and satisfy your mind.
THE REEDS- Free reed
players: Trip Henderson on harmonica and Jody Kruskal on Anglo
concertina are set loose, to work their contra dance magic by the
prolific Jane Rothfield on fiddle and banjo with Alan Carr on
Guitar. You'll jump and shout to these old-time bluesy rhythms and
get out of jail free.
PERCOLATORS Old-Time music is alive
and well in Brooklyn. The Gowanus Percolators play the real deal,
Southern fiddle tunes and songs from days gone by. Nick Stillman on
fiddle, Jody Kruskal on squeezebox, and Jason Sypher on the double
bass. A joyful sound played by some of the best traditional
musicians in New York City.