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SE Regional Callers

I am often asked about other local callers in the SouthEast region who are available for gigs and willing to travel. All of the following callers are great for one night stands, weddings, parties, funerals, and dances of a local nature.

Area Name Email Phone
AL: Huntsville Gary Nelson pialamode18@yahoo.com 931.732.4293/931.652.4479.
FL: Orlando Alice Milmoe Contradans@aol.com 407-884-9514
FL: Tampa Dana Parkinson dparkinson@mail.usf.edu 813-293-1443
GA: Atlanta Rob Harper rah@mindspring.com 404-525-6858 / 404-307-3444
GA: Atlanta Andrea Nettleton twirly-girl@bellsouth.net 404-713-1543
GA: Atlanta Janet Shepherd hands4@bellsouth.net 770-939-8646
GA: Atlanta Doug Singleton dougsing@mindspring.com 404-373-7861
NC: Asheville Diane Silver diane@diane-silver.com 828-298-7084
NC: Asheville Margaret Matthews

margaretmathews@bellsouth.net

 
NC: Charlotte Dean Snipes 704-361-6387 / 704-784-9847
NC: Triangle area Bree Kalb bree@mindspring.com  
SC: Columbia Lesly Bowers leslybowers@hotmail.com 803-727-3363
SC: Greenville Keith Cornett Eustis keustis@charter.net (864) 719-0096
TN: Chattanooga Vicki Herndon vblifeisgood@catt.com  
TN: Memphis Martha Kelly Martha1kelly@aol.com 901-278-1216
VA: Blacksburg Shawn Brenneman sbrenneman@gmail.com 540-239-4086

Bands not on the Circuit

Exciting bands suitable for dance weekends

Seth's favorite bands you might not have heard of but should be hiring:

(in no particular order)
Name Members Phone Email

The Mean Lids

(Urbana, IL)

Ben Smith: fiddle, baritone fiddle, banjo

Miriam Larson: flute, jaw harp, vocals, guitar

Matt Turino: guitar, feet, fiddle

(217) 778-8877 meanlids@gmail.com

Coracree

(PA/NY)

Jane Rothfield: fiddle

Sarah Gowan: guitar, foot percussion

Allan Carr: bass

Bill Quern: tenor banjo, mandolin, melodeon, 5 string banjo, harmonica

sometimes:

Joe DePaolo: percussion

518-522-7445 janerothfield@gmail.com

The Free Raisins

(Boston, MA)

Audrey Knuth: fiddle

Amy Englesberg: piano

Jeff Kaufman: mandolin, trumpet

617-871-0237 jeff@freeraisins.com

Steam!

(AZ & KS)

Dave Firestine: mandolin, bouzouki

Robert Rosenberg: guitar, banjo

Claire Jamieson Zucker: bodhran, vocals, clogs, calling

Alice Boyle: fiddle

520-869-8553 dancetosteam@gmail.com

Uncle Farmer

(San Francisco, CA)

Ben Schreiber: fiddle

Mike Sokolovsky: guitar

618-978-4662 unclefarmercontra@gmail.com

Ladies at Play

(OK)

Miranda Arana: flute, foot percussion

Shanda McDonald: violin, accordion

Kathy Dagg: guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, tenor banjo

  marana@ou.edu

Waxwing

(TX, SC, AL)

Andrew Levin: fiddle

Robin Behn: flute, penny whistle

Wayne Hitt: keyboard

Shawn Webster: percussion

  info@waxwingband.com
The Sevens
(cross country)

Mark Roberts: flute, banjo, electric guitar

Sarah Blair: fiddle

Sam Bartlett: mandolin

Stuart Kenney: bass, banjo

Mark 'Pokey' Hellenberg: percussion, banjo-uke

(206) 365-3585

(413)773-1671

(802)223-0141

mark@thesevens.org

stuart@thesevens.org

vtblair@sover.net

Abracadabra
(Seattle, WA)
Dave Bartley: mando, guitar
Anita Andersen: piano
Deb Kirkland: fiddle
(Also check out the band KGB!)

kgb@kgbmole.com

 

National Talent

Seth's favorite bands you probably have heard of, and are worth hearing again and again!

(in no particular order)

The Synchopaths

(Los Angeles, CA)

Ryan McKasson: fiddle

Jeff Spero: keyboard

Christa Burch: bodhrán and vocals

Bill Flores: mandolin, banjo and guitar

310-396-3322 mail@jeffandgigi.com
Avant Gardeners

Laura Light, fiddle, vocals

George Paul, piano, accordion

Ben Schrieber, fiddle

Dave Bartley, mandolin, guitar, cittern, etc.
  laurafiddle@gmail.com

Perpetual e-Motion

(Maine)

Ed Howe: electric 5-string violin, BOSS RC-50 loop station

Jone Cote': guitar, didgeridoo, mandolin, fiddle, foot percussion

(207) 592-4488 jessiemae@fastmail.fm

Contrazz

(Chapel Hill, NC)

David DiGuiseppe: Accordion

Rodney Marsh: sax, flute

Bernie Petteway: guitar (lead and rhythm)

Diane Petteway: piano

Sometimes:

Ed Butler: percussion

Sara Romweber: percussion

919-968-9600 daviddg@mindspring.com
Moving Violations
(Western Mass)
Van Kaynor: fiddle
Ron Grosslein: fiddle, mandolin
Becky Ashenden: piano, accordion, feet
Chuck Corman: bass, guitar, percussion

rose@themovingviolations.com
The Groovemongers
(NY, & RI)
Rebecca McCallum: fiddle
CW Abbot: mandolin
Jane Knoeck: piano & accordion
Mark Hellenberg: percussion
(585) 426-1332
janeknoeck@juno.com

KGB

(Seattle)

Julie King: piano

Claude Ginsburg: violin, concertina, viola

Dave Bartley: mandolin, guitar, cittern, etc.

  kgb@kgbmole.com
Lift Ticket
(nee: New Balance)
(cross-country)
Rex Blazer: fiddle, mandolin
Seth Houston: guitar, piano
Brian Perkins: bouzouki, tenor banjo, mandolin, feet, vocals
907-321-4076
rexb@alaska.com
Notorious
(New England, WA, OH, & IA)

Eden Macadam-Somer : fiddle, guitar
Larry Unger: guitar, banjo
Sometimes:
Sam Bartlett: mandolin, jaw harp
Mark "Pokey" Hellenburg: percussion, banjo uke

Also:

Ralph Gordon, bass

Bill Tomczek: sax, clarinet, other

781-259-4484
larry@larryunger.net