Spinning tunes will be two extraordinary bands:
The Gaslight Tinkers
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“African, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. It’s the genre-bending future of the music of the past.”
The Gaslight Tinkers’ blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Playing what The Valley Advocate describes as “Music that consistently fizzes and pops with unexpected textures and turns,” The Gaslight Tinkers’ shows are packed with delightful surprises, elated crowds, and exuberant musicianship. Their sound and energy are universally irresistible. Jopey, Garrett, and Peter will be joined by amazing fiddler Karina Wilson.
*Please note that Audrey will not be able to play the weekend, so Karina will knock our socks off instead*
Toss the Possum +1
Laura Zizette – Piano
Rob Zizette – Fiddle
Alfred Lund – Percussion
Toss the Possum is a family band with a uniquely eclectic style all their own. You will hear many musical influences in their approach to fiddle tunes including Celtic, Appalachian, Jazz, French Canadian and Rock n’ Roll. Their sound ranges from smooth and lyrical to driving and energetic. Hear Rob Zisette bend and sing on his acoustic fiddle and sizzle on his electric fiddle. Add to that his sense of humor, his improv looping, fantastic beat boxing, vocals and other surprises with Laura Zisette backing it all up on keyboard, and you’ve got a band that is ready to create some magic with the caller and the dancers!
Alfred Lund is an accomplished hand percussionist, and brings a full bodied, totally grooving, complimentarian voice to the Possums. He makes use of a variety of instruments, most of them hand made, including cahon, hand drum, shakers, chimes, and other stuff you have to see and hear.
Weaving dances together into pure magic will be two internationally renowned callers:
Cis Hinkle from Atlanta, GA
Jesse Edgerton from Asheville, NC
Jamie Platt, Dancing Planet Productions
Jamie Platt has been running sound for dances, dance weekends, concerts, festivals, and other special events in the DC area and beyond for many years. He works hard to make sure that the musicians are happy, so they devote their attention to making great music. The sure sign of a good sound guy is you don’t even know he’s there because the music is so great. That’s Jamie in a nut shell.