Bands, Callers, and Instructors

This list includes Bands, callers, instructors, and musicians who have worked with DFO in the past. We work to support and promote our local talent at this unpredictable time.

Music & Dance Resources

Cajun/Zydeco
- Lil Anne and Red Hot Cayenne

Contra
- Capital District Megaband
- King Fisher Band
- Hudson River Ceili (formerly “Grafton Street Trio”), David Jones, 518.745.6857, david@hudsonriverceili.com
- Patti Melita and the Peg Delaney Quartet, pattimelita@gmail.com; 518-859-3047

- Red Dog Riley

Family & Community Dances
- Loosely Wound String Band
- Tamarack Band, sue@tunefolk.com, 518-384-3275, Traditional fiddle music for community events and dances. Instruments include fiddle, guitar, flute/whistle, banjo, mandolin.
- Tame Rutabaga, Traditional music for family and community dancing. Instruments include banjo, fiddle, guitar, flute, whistle, piano

Swing
- Charles Turner
- Doc Scanlon
- Eight to the Bar
- Miss Paula Bradley & the Twangbusters
- Randy Jennings and the Nisky Dixie Cats- rojennings@aol.com. 7 pc band performing old time New Orleans and Riverboat styles of jazz and swing. Get up and dance, or sing along! Fun for all ages
- Reggie's Red Hot Feetwarmers
- Soul Tribe
- Kathy Anderson – kathyanderson2@sbcglobal.net
- Rich Futyma – rpfutyma@umich.edu
- Lisa Greenleaf – laleaf@gmail.com
- Bob Isaacs – isaacsbob@hotmail.com
- Hannah Johlas – hjohlas@gmail.com
- Michael Kernan – mkrn@nycap.rr.com, contras, beginner, family-friendly content
- Paul Rosenberg – 518-482-9255, paul@homespun.biz, caller for Family and Community Dances
- Peter Stix – peter.stix@me.com
- Mary Wesley – http://marywesley.com
Contra

- Aldo Lavaggi – lavaggi.aldo@gmail.com
- Amy Larkin – amylarkin@gmail.com
- Cecelia Vacanti – cvacanti@berklee.edu
- Eileen Kalfass – iles218@icloud.com
- Jane Rothfield - janierothfield.com, 518-522-7445. Contra and Square dances with my band Coracree, Also performs concerts of Celtic and Old Time Music and teach fiddle, clawhammer banjo and guitar and host jams at events around the world.
- Jeff Kaufman – jeff.t.kaufman@gmail.com
- Kortnee McCall-Simmons - (518) 221-6815, kortnee@thelarkagency.com, www.thelarkagency.com, Instagram/Twitter: @therealkortnee, Facebook: @therealkortneee. Swing/blues vocalist and piano
- Larry Unger – larry@larryunger.net
- Patricia Kernan – kernan.pat@gmail.com
- Peter Davis – peterdavis.biz@gmail.com
- Peter Madsen – peterwmad@gmail.com
- Stuart Kenney – stuartkenneymusic@gmail.com
- Vonnie Estes – Facebook page, Keyboard specialist
- Will Welling – wwelling@nycap.rr.com
Swing

- Jason Fenton - fentonjason@hotmail.com
- Chester & Linda Freeman - Got2Lindy.com, 845-236-3939, dancing@got2lindy.com, Facebook, Youtube
- Jason Fenton - fentonjason@hotmail.com

If you feel you should be added to this page (eg. have worked with DFO in the past), or have an update to the information above, you may submit this form.