Trip To Hancock

Hey, that’s me playing guitar with a bunch of teenage contra dance musicians in Hancock, New Hampshire! I recently got to perform as an honorary member of Trip To Nelson, a group led by dance band veteran Gordon Peery on piano, with Perin Ellsworth-Heller on fiddle, Liz Backes on flute, whistle, and concertina, and Matt Garland on flute and whistle.

Little kids were running around the historic bandstand as the sun set, toes were tapping and, as they are wont to do, our friends from the contra dance community spontaneously organized a contra dance on the lawn while we played.

Our friend Max Nunnemaker shot this video, and if you hang in there, the camera moves up the bandstand steps, and you get to see all the band members up close.

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