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.
The Privy Tippers
Hailing from Tucson, the Privy Tippers are a rock-solid dance band steeped in the Southern string band tradition. Over the past 17 years they kept one foot in the South while they stepped into several other musical traditions, such as French Canadian, New England and music of the Southwestern Borderlands. Jacquie Wohl leads the band with her driving melodic fiddling. Dave Firestine is an exceptional lead and back-up mandolin player who adds a danceable punch to each and every note. On string bass, Jerry Ray Weinert lays the rhythmic foundation for the musical dance of the fiddle and mandolin.
The Privy Tippers are fortunate to have two skilled guitar partners, depending on performance location. Jesse Jacob Anderson, from Flagstaff, AZ, plays guitar and clawhammer banjo (and sings when we can get him to). When he's not playing with the Privy Tippers, he performs solo on the Grand Canyon train. Given Harrison, from Carlsbad, CA, brings years of multi-instrumental experience from Old-time, Bluegrass and Country music traditions. Given is a talented writer and the band is amazed that he can remember the words to 10's and 10's of songs.
The Adobe Brothers from Albuquerque, NM will be joining us for some great jamming times and workshops.
The Adobe Brothers started playing in local restaurants and bars in northern New Mexico in 1979 and moved up to playing concerts, street fairs, and music festivals throughout the southest. Their initial musical preference consisted of old time fiddle music, Bluegrass, and folk music of North America, but this has subsequently expanded to Western Swing, Celtic, blues, and whatever else might be fun to play. Perhaps the greatest musical continuity throughout their existence as a band has been playing for contra and square dances; the Adobe Brothers are recognized as one of the top New Mexican contra dance bands.