Caller Eric Curl comes to Black Diamond with the Countercurrents band
Black Diamond Contra Dance, April 2015Eric started calling in 1996 and called in California and Colorado before moving Seattle in 2006. A mechanical engineer working for Boeing, he now enjoys calling in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia on a semi-regular basis. In his spare time, he likes to hike, snowshoe, camp, visit friends and family, play music, and of course, dance and call.
Countercurrent formed officially in 2014, but began over half a decade earlier. Brian Lindsay and Alex Sturbaum met as freshmen at Oberlin College in 2009, where they bonded immediately over their love of traditional Irish music. They began playing concerts shortly thereafter, and in 2010 co-founded the wildly successful contra band Gallimaufry, which has toured extensively throughout the Midwest and the East Coast. When the winds of change blew Alex and Brian to the Pacific Northwest, they decided immediately to begin playing for contra dances as a duo. Combining driving guitar and lyrical fiddle with lush harmony vocals and boundless energy, Countercurrent is a contra dance band with a new, invigorating sound and infectious enthusiasm.
There is a workshop at 7:30pm. The dance begins at 8:00. All other dance details are on the "About Our Dance" page on this website.