Contradance Band
Art Peterson & Ann McChesney-Young

Come absorb some basics of playing in a contra dance band, and go over the tunes for the Sunday 6:30 p.m. contra dance, which will feature our huge open band with Debra Tayleur on piano, Karen Fontana coordinating the callers, and a plethora of fun-loving dancers.

Art has been in various music ensembles including "An Evening with Woody Guthrie", which included Woody's West Coast friend Ed Robbin, musical saw icon Charlie Blacklock's band, and "Those Darn Accordions". He's appeared on many radio and television programs including Penn & Teller's "Sin City", and Dick Clark's "American Music Awards". He currently plays in "The Polka Cowboys", "The Bay Strings Band", and "Wildcat Canyon".  For more information: www.artpeterson.com.

Ann McChesney-Young plays Irish button accordion, and has been playing in and facilitating slow sessions for several years. She is currently a member of the Jolly Clamdiggers tune learning session and the QueTrad-SF Quebecois session, and plays several other genres of music on piano accordion and piano.