Sam Bartlett, Eric Schedler & Dave Langford
Supertrad is the kind of contra dance band you would like to take bungee jumping into the eye of a tornado on your last day on earth. And yet, they are also the dance band you would like to introduce to your mother. They are ready for anything, full of grace, full of surprises, & most notably, unafraid to go all the way. On one side of the band sits the long running accordion and banjo duo of Sam Bartlett and Eric Schedler.
Sam is known throughout contraland for his work with Notorious, Stringrays, Reckless Ramblers, Wild Asparagus, etc; Eric, from his long tenure with the Cosmic Otters. Between these two sits the mighty fiddle and guitar wizard Dave Langford, whom all dancers know from his wild musical prowess in the Latter Day Lizards. Though Supertrad’s music is steeped in the subtle intricacies of old-time, Irish, and New England tune traditions, they play with a vibrant energy seldom heard in trad circles. (Hence their name!) They simply cannot wait to make you, your partner, and the whole room erupt in dance.
Playing with Fyre
Rob Zisette, George Paul, Steve Kemble & David DiGiuseppe
PLAYING WITH FYRE - Music to Groove to!!
Rob Zisette, fiddle, of Toss the Possum, and George Paul, piano, formally with the Avant Gardeners are the core of this Band. They met on stage at the Floyd contra dance about 4 ½ years ago. They had never met before but within 2 mins of playing for the sound check, they knew it was going to be a special night and the chemistry was palpable. They bonded magically through the music and gave the dancers an incredible night to remember. Their second gig was in Jonesborough, TN and the same kind of synchronicity happened. Rob’s fiery fiddle playing and George’s funky, bluesy piano create an ambiance of dance sound seldom experienced. They have rocked it out at River Falls, The Old Farmers Ball, the Grey Eagle, Atlanta, etc..
Steve Kemble, percussionist extraordinaire, provides them with many great grooves to dance to. And the addition of David DiGiuseppe on accordion (you may know of him from his bands Footloose and Contrazz) has rounded out a powerful 4 piece band that totally rocks the house!!!
They tore it up at Contra Dream last February!
Weogo has been involved in contra dancing as a dancer and sound engineer for over 25 years, providing great sound for HMFS, Old Farmers Ball, previous Moondances as well as other events and dance weekends including LEAF for many years. His expertise, experience and dedication to quality sound is simply awesome.
Seth Tepfer is "Atlanta's Dance Magician," calling dances for adults and children like you've never seen before. Known for his infectious energy, his short walk-thru's, and his 'hash-contras', Seth's warm enthusiasm is contagious, and gets everyone moving, smiling, and having a great time. Whether squares, contras, or other folk dances, you can be certain that all involved - novices and experienced dancers alike - will amble away happy and eager to dance more!
Susan Kevra is noted for her warmth, clear teaching, and lovely voice. Dancers on both sides of the Atlantic appreciate her diverse repertoire of singing squares, Western patter calls, contras and English Country dances, all delivered in dulcet tones and without pretension. She has choreographed a number of well-loved contra and square dances, including “Trip to Phan Reel” and “The Hume Fogg Reel.”