David DiGiuseppe

Accordion


David DiGiuseppe has been performing professionally since 1978. He is known for his fiery and emotive playing, and is equally at home performing Irish tunes in a pub, French musettes in a cabaret, contra or Cajun music for a dance, or in the intimate setting of a concert hall. 

In addition to playing with FootLoose, David performs with ContrazzCraicdown, and numerous other bands. As a singer and storyteller, DiGiuseppe presents solo concerts to schools and family audiences. Previously, DiGiuseppe has toured and recorded with acclaimed Cajun singer and songwriter J.J. Reneaux, the Big Zucchini Washboard Bandits and many others.

DiGiuseppe has released three recordings showcasing his playing of music from the Celtic, Parisian and American traditions. Reviewer John O’Regan of Ireland wrote “a player of immense talent and vision, David is a musician worth encountering.” DiGiuseppe appears on numerous other CDs with his various bands or backing other musicians.

David has written four books for accordion published by Mel Bay Publications— a tutorial on left hand technique, a guide to learning blues accordion, and two extensive collections of traditional tunes arranged for accordion.

-David’s website-

Jim Roberts

Drums


Jim Roberts has been fascinated with percussion since childhood and still keeps the kid as part of his percussive art. He performs with instruments from all over the world including West African djembe, Cuban cajon, Middle Eastern dumbek, and Brazilian panderio.

Jim has recorded and performed with Flecktone members Futureman and Victor Wooten. He has performed with The Horse Flies, Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers), and Billy Dean (1995 Reba McEntire tour) and recorded with Jan Pulsford (Cindi Lauper, Thompson Twins).

Jim has released three recordings–CapeTown with South African singer Paul Petersen; Two Traditions, featuring the Horse Flies; and Tranze is the Danze (Ancient Hand Project) featuring Beth Nielson Chapman and Victor Wooten. As a producer and studio engineer, Jim has worked with diverse musical styles such as African, Afro-pop, Cuban, folk, bluegrass, rock, alternative, and experimental.

-Jim’s website-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Campbell

Piano


Pete Campbell plays piano and bass for contras, squares and English country dancing. He also plays piano and accordion for Scottish country dancing as a member of The MacRowdie Ceilidh Band, and bass with the bluegrass-style klezmer band The Sinai Mountain Ramblers. 

Over the years, “Dr. Pete” has served on the musical staffs of many week-long dance camps and dance weekend venues from coast to coast for American contra and square, Scottish, English and international folk dancing. He also teaches Scottish ceilidh and country dancing, colonial American and English dance, and calls for contras and squares.

And he loves to join in on any song-fests to share his wealth of silly songs. His inexhaustible energy has enlivened many a late-night parties.

Ted Ehrhard

Fiddle


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