Mock Turtle Soup

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Energetic and forward-thinking traditional music featuring favorites from contra dances and concert sets: brassy mexican waltz to traditional old time tunes to electric banjo rock and more.

Comprised of Pearl Mueller Shirley, Willie Repoley, Laurel Davis Willoughby, & Chris Holleman, this Asheville, NC band has been touring the southeast contra dance circuit for almost two years, with their first cross-country tour during the fall of 2004. They strive to blur the line between the energy and groove of a dance band and the rich soul of folk songs.

With the wide-ranging backgrounds of each musician and a veritable truckload of instruments every song has its own distinct flavor -- from folk ballad to Mexican waltz to Gypsy dance tune, from banjo to brass to a cappella vocal harmony.

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