I'll be glad to comp in any weekend dance organizer reading this list
with a plus-one to our upcoming dance Aug. 11-13.
We call it "Fly the Coop" since Gainesville, Georgia, was the poultry
capital of the world for a couple of decades.
If you want to take me up on this offer:
let me know via email and let me know the name and email of your
you're on your own w/ food and housing (we have 16 talent+1s at our
small home ... yikes)
(and, if you've already registered w/ $, I'll refund your payment -- let
me know if ...)
Why you may want to come from some far away land to our corner of the
-> for good music and dancing
-> to scope out exciting combinations of top contra musicians
Our music is provided by "On the Fly" which is an ad hoc collection of
top national musicians
with every dance set a different combination of musicians (!):
Ed Howe (Perpetual e-Motion, Barefoot, JEMS, ...)
Rob Zisette (Toss the Possum, Playing with Fyre, Rob Z and the
Cailen Cambell (Joyful Noise, Cailen Campbell and the Gypsy Hicks, ...)
George Paul (Avant Gardeners, Playing w/ Fyre, Joyful Noise, Potent
Tristan Henderson (Pete's Posse, Atlantic Crossing, ...)
Jamie Oshima (Barefoot, JEMS, Oshima Brothers, ...)
Sean Oshima (Oshima Brothers)
Callers are Emily Abel and Emily Rush.
Emily Rush will also call a "Rushfest" Sat. afternoon.
It is an experiment.
But what an experiment!
Ed Howe w/ Jamie (Barefoot): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6453yammGE
Rob Zisette (Rob Z ...): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbSWI1PnfaE
George Paul w/ Rob and ...: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYWdrZ6KdBc
Jamie Oshima (solo, playing 6 instruments, layered audio/video):
Jamie shredding (single take, just him and a guitar):
Tristan Henderson (w/ Pete's Posse at Glen Echo):
Cailen Campbell w/ George Paul (Joyful Noise):
Emily Rush: Rushfest: http://www.rushfestcontra.com/
Emily Abel calling for Maivish and George Marshall: