Saturday, November 11, 2017

Special Contra Dance November 14th, 2017

Marlin Prowell 

will be calling to:

Pete's Posse

Unfortunately George Marshall will not be calling our special November the 14th dance due to some health concerns. Instead we have a local favorite Marlin Prowell of Bellingham who will join us to call for this magnificent band.

Marlin Prowell from Bellingham, Washington. He has been calling for dances and camps in the Pacific Northwest and around the country for twenty five years including Slugs at Sunrise, Portland Raindance, Dancing Fool and the West coast's first ever Techno Contra.

His understated, smooth, and competent style inspires a sense of ease and comfort among dancers. Marlin’s ability to match the dances with the music doubles the enjoyment of both.  Above all, he brings a sense of playfulness to the dance that makes for a fun event for all.

“Marlin has an easy-going way of teaching so that your feet know what to do before your mind has time to worry about it. If you’ve never danced a step in your life, follow the caller’s instructions and you’ll be smiling and swinging in minutes.”

Vermont’s own traditional roots power 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.

Pete's Posse is three generations of musicians who have come together to create their own electrifying sound they call "multi-generational roots music." In 2013 Pete and Oliver building on a long-time mentor/mentee partnership, asked Tristan to join them to play a contradance, and a match was struck! Gig by gig their chemistry grew and the Posse quickly developed a reputation for being innovative, driving, sought-after, can't-keep-your-feet-still power trio.

Join us at 6:30 to learn how to contra, then full tilt boogie goes all the way till 10:00pm check our contact page to get the address for Black Diamond Community Grange.

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