Vermont based trio Pete’s Posse is composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo, melodica and vocals), his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, viola, mandolin, foot percussion and vocals) and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, foot percussion and vocals). Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding footwork with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jawharp and rocking keyboards adding their voices to the mix. Songs and tunes, old and new, lyrical and driving: that’s the multi-generational heart and mind of PETE’S POSSE, at work and at play.
Morrison Brothers Band
Maybe you’ve already noticed the unusual age spread these brothers display. In fact, though all brothers to someone, only Will and Owen are actually brothers to each other. Jim is their dad and the band happened in the course of raising a family. We have played for contra, square and Irish set dancing since Owen was 15. Today Owen plays with about 6 different bands and is a full time guitarist. Will is an electrical engineer but finds time to drum with a couple of other bands too. Jim fixes computers by day and plays on the porch in the evenings.
Will Mentor is a contra and square dance caller from Northern Vermont known for his clear teaching, upbeat wit, and relaxed stage presence. He loves to choreograph evenings with a variety of dances and tempos that at times surprise and always delight, all the while keeping intact his guiding principle as a caller: "It's about the dancers!"
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.
Rob calls Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Country Dancers home and organizes Catapult! The National Contra Showcase in May (www.catapultshowcase.com). From introducing new dancers to sharing weight in a circle left, to firing up dance gypsies with double-backflip contras, Rob is known for keeping the hall dancing, smiling and laughing together with fun, interesting, yet accessible, dances. He is driven by one simple goal: Keep ‘em coming back for more! Now find a partner, it’s time to dance.