Monday, February 8th. 7pm.
Fiddle Pie’s OLD TIME COUNTRY MUSIC & DANCE VARIETY SHOW sets sail for New Zealand in the fresh new year. This group of rowdy young musicians brings forth an epic array of traditional American string band tunes, called square dances, classic country buckle shiners, and jokes cornier than Illinois in the summertime. From their respective homes across the US, Canada, and New Zealand, these folks have a commitment to keeping the fun and youthful spirit of traditional music and dance alive where all they venture. With their sights set on the lambent countryside of New Zealand these talented multi-instrumentalists have joined forces to bring dance parties to a town hall, wool shed, soda bar, main stage, barn-raising, fish-fry, bandstand, public park, swimming hole, boat dock, or gravy kitchen near you. You’ll see piles of fiddles, banjos, and guitars trumpeted by all combinations of Flora Knight(NZ), Cornelia Overton(US), Sean Donald(CAN), T. Claw(US), Burdock(US), and Hannah Johnson(US). They total over 50 years of American old-time expertise. Expect a chorus of voices singing in harmony and a smattering hollering hokum dance callers overseeing a venue to a purposeful pulse. Not to worry, no dance experience needed to shake a leg with these fine folks, all the dances are taught. Hop aboard the Fiddle Pie Train and prepare to party, country style!