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TALENT

 

2017 TALENT

Rhythm Raptors

Mark Hellenberg (Pokey), T. J. Crow, Rodney Miller, Jeff Spero

High Energy Trance Contra

Get ready to Rock Your Contra Dance Socks! The Rhythm Raptors is the hottest new(ish) musical group on the contra dance scene. Featuring Well Known Contra Dance Music Monsters

TJ Crow - mandolin
Rodney Miller - fiddle
Jeff Spero - piano
Mark Hellenberg - percussion
 

You are in for the Contra Dance Trance Ride of Your Life. Our rhythm section is deeply and mysteriously groovy. TJ will drive you to mando madness and Rodney will sweep you away to new heights of fiddlistic ecstasy. You'll feel it all right away. The stage will be full of musicians who have a lot of experience Taking Your Fun Seriously.

 



also appearing:   UNCLE FARMER

Ben Schreiber and Michael Sokolovsky

With an Irish and New England sound at its core, the duo is known for its original dance tunes, modern twists on old favorites, and sets mixed with pop rhythms and improvisational flair. Their performances range from sweet and nostalgic to gritty and energetic, and their sound truly fills both the room and the hearts of dancers.

 

Calling by:  

        

Bob Isaacs, New Brunswick, NJ    

  

  AND     

 

Lynn Ackerson, Oakland, CA

Lynn Ackerson from Oakland, California brings a huge and ever-expanding contra and square dance repertoire. Her gracefully efficient walk throughs and delightful programs reflect her philosophy: to build the relationship between the band and the dancers and then get out of the way.

 

Real, live, howling wolves at the camp as part of the Wolf Education Project

Wolf Education Projects

Wolf Education project / Rescue