Get ready for a special TUESDAY night dance with the legendary fiddling of RODNEY MILLER [NH] and bass playing of STUART KENNEY [MA], joined by local superstars Paul Kotapish (mandolin, guitar) and Daniel Steinberg (keyboards, flute).
Rodney has been designated a "Master Fiddler" by the national endowment for the arts in '83, and now has been nominated "Artist Laureate" by the governor of New Hampshire! Considered the foremost exponent of New England fiddling, his uniquely driving style truly makes his fiddle cry, proving that if you're talented enough, you don't have to sacrifice emotion for drive and rhythm.
Stuart has been responsible for forming many of the most popular bands in the Contra world, including Wild Asparagus, the Sevens, and Tidal Wave, and plays in many others. He can be credited with spearheading the concept of cool grooves in contra, and continues to stay ahead of the curve in style and innovation.
Daniel and Rodney are half of the fabulous Hillbillies from Mars, and can also claim their fair share of innovation in the contra music world, leaning towards infusions of Latin, Reggae, African and more. These two are no strangers to Rodney, as the three of them joined up in 1990 with David Cahn to create the fabulous CD "Greasy Coat".
This just might be as good as contra music can get!
Our caller will be the growingly popular Susan Pleck. Susan does just what we would hope: she calls a good balance of dances effortlessly and efficiently, and steps back so we can enjoy dancing to the great music!
WHERE: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church,[masked]rd Ave (corner of 43rd & Judah) in San Francisco.
TIME: 7:30pm-10:30pm (FREE beginner/newcomer lesson at 7:00pm)
MUSIC: Rodney Miller [NH], Stuart Kenney [MA], Paul Kotapish, Daniel Steinberg
CALLER: Susan Pleck
PRICES: $10 BACDS members ($12 for non-members), $6 students or low-income or pay what you can
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