Playing and singing with great folks is the best part about this whole music deal. Below are the bands I appear with most frequently, but I'm also lucky to work with a whole slew of great musicians in different configurations.
Stefan Amidon (percussion)
Magic Foot brings together the talents of four inventive playersColin Lindsay, Chris Stevens, Brendan Taaffe, and Stefan Amidonwho are charming audiences from South to North with their driving, high energy music. Rooted deeply in the Irish tradition, the lads pull inspiration from a wide array of sourcesFrench accordion players to James Brownto create their own sound, and are equally adept at lifting dancer's feet off the floor and warming the soul in concert.
"While dancing, I was swept away in dance bliss while still appreciating how awesome and tight the music was."
"The hot boy band of contra dancing. . . "
"Dancing to you guys is a spiritual experience."
"You guys are hot! And I love your music, too."
Geordie Lynd (fiddle),
With one of Vermont's top Irish fiddlers, commanding guitar, and an electric bass steeped in funk and reggae (Alchemystics, Gokh-Bi Sound System and more), Morning Star lays down a great groove for dancing.
Put an Irish reel on top of a classic motown bass line and what do you get? Morning Star.
Dan Houghton (small and border pipes, flute), Jon Bews (fiddle), Brendan (guitar, bouzouki)
Occasionally I get to play with Cantrip, a driving Scottish band that blends traditional Scottish material with Breton, Balkan and contemporary influences. Visit their website www.cantrip-music.co.uk
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