Puncheon Floor – CD

Puncheon Floor showcases the older West Virginia and Kentucky mountain styles of fiddle playing, which includes dance music as well as beautiful solo fiddle tunes.

It’s now available from CD Baby, County Sales, The House of Musical Traditions and Cleff’d Ear.

Reviews so far:

“…this is old-time music as it should be: music played for enjoyment rather than show, tunes shared warmly between friends.” – The Old-Time Herald

“… is a joy from beginning to end. Old-time fiddling in the twenty first century is in good hands.” – Sing Out!

“…is a wonderful collection of mountain fiddling from one of the finest young musicians playing today.” – Goldenseal

You can read the whole Goldenseal review here

“..an excellent addition to the list of great fiddle recordings to have come from West Virginia and Kentucky.”  – Fiddler Magazine

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DC Square Dance Collective – June 25th dance

DC Square Dance

Saturday, June 25 · 8:30pm – 11:30pm

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
1525 Newton St. NW
Washington, DC

It’s that time again! Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for another rollicking good time at St. Stephens on Saturday, June 25th. This is a real, traditional square dance, like the ones that used to be held in barns, halls, and houses all over the country. We’ll have a caller to teach you the moves, and a great band playing live old-time music. All ages welcome; no partner, experience, or fancy dress needed.

This month we’ve got an excellent band lined up – the Possum Posse – featuring Beverly Smith on fiddle, Erica Weiss on guitar, Paul Brown on banjo and Ann Porcella on bass. Janine Smith and Beverly Smith (no relation!) will be calling the dances, along with special guests from the afternoon calling workshop.

All that talent for just $5 – can’t beat it with a stick!

Location: The dance is a short walk from the Columbia Heights metro. Find us in the main sanctuary of St. Stephens Church – come right on in through the front doors (not the side doors that are used for many events at St. Stephens).

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