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This combo brings together some of the best contra dance musicians south of the border; the New England Border, that is!  Laura Lengnick is joined by Roger Gold of the Elftones fame on guitar and accomplished pianist and composer Paul Moore on accordion and piano in this band equally at home playing contra, English or swing. Together, these fine contra dance musicians make dance magic whenever they play. 

Paul Moor with band
Paul Moore (Piano, accordion): Well known and much in demand for his infectious keyboard rhythm and jazzy improvisational work, dance pianist Paul Moore has been the cornerstone of assorted Tennessee and North Carolina bands for a long time. (hair was mostly brown when he started). Performing mainly with Curious George and Daron Douglas, he can often be found moonlighting with the Loafer's Glory Northwest Morris dance team, powering their groove with his accordion.

Roger Gold
Roger Gold (Guitar): An amazing guitarist who likes to "play" with the music; turning waltzes to klezmer, Bach into swing, and doing even stranger things to the tunes he writes. Roger's guitar styles range from classical to hard driving, rhythmic, contra dance music. He enjoys contra dancing, and enjoys playing music for contra dances, and has yet to figure out how to do both at the same time.

Laura Lengnick
Laura Lengnick (Fiddle): Well known for a unique fiddling style that drives a danceable groove while staying solidly grounded in the New England contra dance tradition. She delights dancers with her jazz-inspired improvisations, drawing on a repertoire of old and new tunes from Northern, Southern and Celtic fiddling worlds. Laura plays dance weekends and other dance events throughout the country in the contra dance bands such as Laura and the Lava Lamps, Curious George and Goosebone Prophets. She released her first contra dance CD Primordial Groove in 2001 with Laura and the Lava Lamps.
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Group photos courtesy of M.J. Taylor. Thanks, M.J.!