While so many of us are mourning the temporary loss of our favorite dance and song events, for thousands of callers, musicians, singers, and sound technicians, the cancelling of these events has resulted in a significant loss of work and income. We believe that our community is one of the best in the world at supporting its members; now is the time to lift each other up!

Let’s show these talented folks our love! Click on a link below to send some kindness, business, or funds to the callers, musicians, singers, and sound technicians who make our lives so sweet. And check out our growing calendar of online events!

(In case you’re wondering, we did look into the possibility of establishing a charitable relief fund, but the IRS would require that we implement needs assessments and maintain a lot of records, which would ultimately result in restrictions and limitations on the funds. By connecting donors directly to artists, we are able to reduce additional administrative burden on the artists, foster strong community connections, and keep the IRS happy! Plus, donating directly to an artist will get funds to them much faster!)

Freelancers are listed below in random order for fairness's sake.

Daron DouglasDaron Douglas

Musician/singer
Website
daron@musicstreetstudios.com
4660 Music Street
New Orleans LA 70122

PayPal to daron@musicstreetstudios.com

Well, Mardi Gras was a long time ago!

Merchandise I have available:
CDs of waltzes/more waltzes/ballads/ Foxfire/Goldcrest
And handwoven rugs and backpacks

Here’s to smiles, health, our fine community, and much music and dance to come.
Daron

Peter-MacfarlanePeter Macfarlane

Musician/singer; Sound tech
Website
petermac@gmavt.net
1379 Mountain Rd
Vergennes, VT 05491

We (Atlantic Crossing of Vermont) still have food on the table for now, so are not yet in dire need, despite cancellation of all gigs for the foreseeable future. But if you're looking for a way to help out, buying our CDs, would certainly be one way to achieve this. You'll find that some have recently been reduced in price! See the Recordings and Contact pages on our website. Many thanks.

Many thanks to all who care that the arts will still be around when we emerge from all of this. Stay safe, one and all.

Deirdre MurthaDeirdre Murtha

Musician/singer; Other
sdmurtha@sbcglobal.net
25 Benedict Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
Venmo: deirdre-murtha

Thanks to CDSS for thinking of us freelancers! As an Irish musician, St. Patrick’s Day season was a financial washout. More importantly, I work each day as a freelance preschool music, dance, and theater teacher, in eight schools and two libraries. Only one has offered to pay me - for two weeks. Any amount you can contribute to the cause of future singers, dancers, and thespians, I would greatly appreciate (and my family would, too). Thank you! We’re in this together!

Matthew Olwell

Musician/singer
Website
mattolwell@gmail.com

PayPal is best. Good old fashioned checks also fine! Please email me if interested in making a donation. My music is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, etc. Bandcamp is best, as a greater portion of the sale goes direct to the artist.

Hi folks! I am SO grateful to my community for how they have mobilized in recent weeks. I know a lot of people out there are asking for your support and I certainly understand that it's limited. My thanks in advance for any way that you can support, whether it's buying music or reposting links. Like so many others, I am going to take quite a financial hit this year, so every little bit helps. YOU rock and we music-makers appreciate your support so very very much, so THANK YOU!

Karen AxelrodKaren Axelrod

Musician/singer
KarenAxelrod@yahoo.com
12 Myrtle St., Apt. 101
Brattleboro, VT 05301

I am currently not in a financially precarious situation, so no need to send me any checks! (Dark chocolate would be appreciated though.). However, purchasing my merchandise will help me out (NEW Alchemy CD, other CDs, felted hats and origami crane earrings).

Email me if you are interested in any of the merchandise,

A huge thanks to CDSS for providing this space for us, and for all the work they do. I am grateful to the dance community and dancers around the country who have been so generous with registration fees to cancelled events. I miss you all very much.

I am doing a weekly Facebook Live stream called “In the Moment.” The dance world gathers together every Tuesday night at 7 pm EDT, and watches me play along with audio recordings that my bandmates and other musicians send me that week.

Liz & Dan FaiellaLiz and Dan Faiella

Musician/singer
Website Patreon
We would be delighted if you'd consider buying an album or two, or signing up for Liz's "Fiddle Tune Kit" Patreon page, to keep the music going, wherever you are!

Bethany Waickman

Musician/singer
Website
rae_rae_racer@hotmail.com
PayPal to rae_rae_racer@hotmail.com

Witnessed some extreme generosity from the dance community around all the cancellations. It's so appreciated during what will be a trying couple of months. We will dance again!

Celia RamsayCelia Ramsay

Caller; Musician/singer; Other
Website
celiaramsay@gmail.com

No need to send me money, but your purchase of my CDs, or support by listening to my music on any of the streaming services will make me feel supported! I love you and miss seeing you in-person at dances, harmony singing workshops, and concerts!

hannah naimanHannah Shira Naiman

Caller; Musician/singer
Website
hannahshiranaiman@gmail.com

Either by purchasing albums (music page), or by clicking on the donate button (home page).

Nils FredlandNils C Fredland

Caller; Musician/singer
Facebook Page
nilsfredland@gmail.com
200 Hartland Hill Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
PayPal
Venmo: @nilsfredland

I miss being together! AND. I am awe-inspired at both the creativity brought about by the desire to be in community during this pandemic; and the many ways I've seen artists being supported in their creative endeavors. I'm so, so grateful to be in this ever-widening circle. Thank you CDSS, for leading us through these strange times in such a thorough, thoughtful, and forward-thinking way.

Liz Donaldson

Musician/singer
Website
liz@us.net
PayPal as a friend

Any help provided would be most welcome. Thanks so much

Rachel Panitch

Musician/singer
Patreon
rachel.panitch@gmail.com
46 Woodlawn St #8, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

If you're interested in supporting my music going forward, my violin/vibraphone trio has started a Patreon project page where we are creating new music. It's a little different than the contra dance music I make, but I know that curious dancers and musicians would be into it! Thanks for your support!

In addition to recording work, virtual concerts, and remote teaching, I have also been contributing new sounds to Julie Vallimont's Stars in the Rafters podcast.

Noah-VanNorstrandNoah VanNorstrand

Musician/singer
Website
noah.vannorstrand@gmail.com
PayPal: noah.vannorstrand@gmail.com
Venmo: @Noah-VanNorstrand

Hi friends. Thanks for your support! I've been making music (often with my brother Andrew) for the past twenty years or so. We've put out a whole bunch of albums on our label Great Bear Records and recently published a tune book as well. You can find our music on Bandcamp, CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, etc. Search for...

THE FAUX PAWS
WAKE UP ROBIN
BUDDY SYSTEM
ANDREW & NOAH
GREAT BEAR / THE GREAT BEAR TRIO

armand arominArmand Aromin

Musician/singer; Other
Website
thevoxhunters@gmail.com
PayPal - thevoxhunters@gmail.com

Like many other artists and performers, we rely on our various gigs to make our living. Any contribution you could give to help make up for this huge loss of income would be graciously accepted. We want to continue to make music with and for you, and we look forward to being back in the thick of it!

Please follow The Vox Hunters on Facebook to see when we will be live-streaming performances, and also on Instagram because we love our greyhound and we need an outlet for his doofy face.

Websites:
thevoxhunters.com
arominviolins.com

Renee CamusRenée Camus

Caller
Website
camusr6@gmail.com
Southern California
Financial contributions gratefully accepted through PayPal to my email address: camusr6@gmail.com (please use the "send to a friend" option if possible.)

Thank you so much for any contribution you are willing to provide. We all know how difficult this time is, for everyone, but especially for musicians, teachers, and callers like myself whose livelihoods have all but dried up. I am offering a free ECD Style and Technique class on Zoom (Wednesday eves; join me!), but I appreciate any donations. I'm so grateful to CDSS and the incredible dance community for their encouragement and support. We will get through this together! Stay healthy!

Stephanie-VoncannonStephanie Marie Voncannon

Caller
nc_southernbelle@ctc.net
Concord, NC
PayPal: nc_southernbelle@windstream.net

The contra dance community has already given me so much over the years. I hope to be able to give back. Thank you all!

George Paul

Musician/singer
Website
rosesforanna@gmail.com

Please buy my cd’s and spread the music.
I also accept commissions to write waltzes!
Contact me through my website.
Thank you and love to all!

Everest WitmanEverest Witman

Musician/singer
Website
etwitman@gmail.com

I encourage you to pick up any of Nova's albums on our website. I also offer private guitar lessons! Just shoot me an email if you have any interest.

If you are able, I encourage you to send some love to everyone and anyone on this list. Musicians, who normally count on income from gigs to survive, need our support in these difficult times.

A big thank you to CDSS for providing this platform!

WindborneWindborne

Musician/singer
Website
Booking@windbornesingers.com

1. You can become our patron! This is the most enduring way to show your support, and gives you behind-the-scenes access to our lives as musicians, and exclusive downloads of our newest songs.

2. Check out our online store, and buy a CD or two, download sheet music of our arrangements, or get a t-shirt! Give one to a friend--they are sure to love it!

3. You can donate directly to us by PayPal or Venmo: adancingfool@gmail.com

You can watch our first livestream here, and thank you so much!!

chrissy fowlerChrissy Fowler

Caller; Other
Website
Belfast, Maine

I'm grateful to CDSS for drawing our collective attention to the ways that this crisis affects various individuals in our dance, music, and song communities. As a single parent whose primary income relies on dance leadership, I'm curious about what changes I'll make in the coming months. Like others, I trust in resilience and ingenuity. As a longtime organizer, I'm aware of the vulnerability of volunteer-run organizations, especially those whose finances have little or no margin. I'm also aware that those of us in the CDSS network are especially fortunate---we have strong social networks and we know how to take care of each other. Too many people in our towns, states, regions, and nations do not. I hope we all reach out to support our local communities in every way we are able.

Naomi MorseNaomi Morse

Musician/singer
Website
naomimorse@gmail.com
PayPal: naomimorse@gmail.com
Venmo: @thepoorcousins

Purchasing my music is the best way to support me! In addition to the website link above, you can also check out naomimorse.com for links to my other bands and CDs.

Thank you to CDSS for this platform.

Julie VallimontJulie Vallimont

Musician/singer; Sound tech
Website
Julievallimont@gmail.com
Via the store on my website, or PayPal (Julievallimont@gmail.com)

I am so grateful to the community for all the joy in the good times, and the support in the difficult times.
I am starting a podcast of music and words of support, look out for it!
Videos of some of my crankies are available on YouTube.

Sara BanleighSara Banleigh

Musician/singer
Website
sara@sarabanleigh.com
Venmo: Sara-Banleigh
PayPal: sara@sarabanleigh.com
Patreon
Paper checks: Sara Banleigh, 174 West 4th St., #222, NY, NY, 10014

To offer financial assistance, you can also purchase my music on Bandcamp.com! There are two albums of original folk and country music, as well as piano-based arrangements of old folk songs.
The audio quality is superior and you can download in the audio format you prefer:

Bandcamp

Thank you for supporting freelance musicians! The CDSS community is such a wonderful and generous community to be a part of. Some of my most fun and happiest times have been spent playing ECD music for dancers, studying with my ECD mentors, sitting in with contra bands, and of course, dancing!

I will be posting videos of me playing some of my favorite ECD, Contra, Irish, and Scottish tunes on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Follow me to listen!

Gus VoorheesGus Voorhees

Musician/singer; Sound tech; Other
Website
gus.voorhees@gmail.com
Venmo: Gus-Voorhees

Very grateful for any help people can spare. I have a self published art book celebrating ritual dance's place in marking the year available for purchase and can make prints of photos seen on my portfolio page. I also can give melodeon, fiddle, general english/northern euro music lessons, or consult on social media and streaming.

Cathy Mason

Musician/singer
Website
cathysneaker@gmail.com
PayPal

This is a wonderful idea. I'm still kind of in shock as every gig between mid-March and the end of May is now gone. I will soon be posting a tune for Passim School of Music's Keep Your Distance Fest. Check it out.

weogo reedWeogo Reed

Sound tech
Website
Weogo@LiveEdge.net
PayPal, through listed e-mail address

Thank you everybody, in particular CDSS for this platform!
Weogo's TwoFati microphone is in production as we speak ~ ask for details!
I started mixing audio for dances in 1990, and started the TradSound listserve in 1998.
In the wider Asheville, NC area I'm available for audio installations and repairs, live streaming your small or large event with high quality audio, and
nationally for audio consulting and education for your venue, event or band.
Good health to us all!

AnadamaAnadama

Musician/singer
Website Bandcamp
info@anadamamusic.com

Please buy our new and debut album!
Old-fashioned copies at anadamamusic.com
Digital downloads at anadama.bandcamp.com

Gosh, we miss playing for your dancing everyone! Luckily we finished our album just in time for quarantine. Maybe you can blast it at your house or on your street and dance that way. We'd love to send you a copy.

David RiversDavid Rivers

Musician/singer
Website

Venmo: @DavidIsaacRivers
PayPal

Thank you so much! I have been so incredibly blessed and enriched by the PNW Contra Dance Community, I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for any assistance whatsoever in these times of financial and social turmoil!

Befriend me on Facebook! I and my musical partner-in-crime, Kate Powers are planning on hosting a couple live streaming shows in the in the following months! Befriend me for more info!

Atwater DonnellyAtwater-Donnelly

Caller; Musician/singer
Website
AubreyFolk@aol.com
Aubrey Atwater
20 Campbell St
Warren, RI 02885
or
PayPal - AubreyFolk@aol.com

Aubrey and I are extremely thankful that CDSS is thinking about us and other full-time touring musicians, callers and tech folks. We love our community! At this moment we have no plans to live stream any concerts, but lots of our work is already on line at YouTube and other sources and we are very happy to share whatever we have to those who want it.

brendan taaffeBrendan Taaffe

Musician/singer
BrendanTaaffe.com Bandcamp Turtle Dove Harmony
brendan@brendantaaffe.com
PayPal: info@brendantaaffe.com

Thank to you everyone for the support in this challenging time. If you'd like to buy licenses for my choral compositions (there will come a time when we sing together again!), you can do that at turtledoveharmony.org. Stay healthy, stay connected, and we'll all be together on the other side of this.

jamie plattJamie Platt

Sound tech
dancingplanet@erols.com

Send contributions to the artists who need them more than I do. However, once this nightmare is over, I would appreciate opportunities to work.

Thanks to all the dancers, organizers, and the artists who help make all this happen.

Edward-HoweEdward E Howe

Musician/singer; Sound tech
Website
groovatic1@hotmail.com
122 Hilton Rd
Whitefield, ME 04353

By direct donation

Thanks to cdss. This is such a needed list. All the love to everyone who is affected. Keep us in mind for future gigs as and when things blow over. Keeping the sound gear up to date, clean and in working order ready for when or if this blows over. Love to all! We are here for our community! Whatever happens i will always remember the gratitude and love throughout...
May the magic and perpetual energy abound.

Kate-PowersKate Powers

Musician/singer
Website
katepowersmusic@gmail.com
My Venmo handle is @katepowersmusic
Or make out a check to Kate Powers and address it to 443 Dungeness Mdws, Sequim WA, 98382

Thank you so much for supporting live music and performers! I love how we've all stepped up as a community to support each other.

Suzannah Park

Musician/singer
Website
PayPal or Venmo: @zannahpark
Listen and buy my music at Bandcamp

Hey fabulous CDSS friends and family,

Thanks for your support here and I hope we all stay well. I know we've got lots of great music to dance to in our kitchens.

I've moved my private voice lessons online and have CDs for sale via Bandcamp. I hope to have all my choirs and workshops up and running again as soon as we can. Thanks for helping us along.

Casey MurrayCasey Murray

Musician/singer
Website
caseymurraymusic@gmail.com
PayPal: caseymurraymusic@gmail.com
Venmo: caseymurraymusic

As a musician who is just starting the full-time career path of an artist, this pandemic has hit hard... I truly appreciate your support. I hope you stay healthy and well. Reach out if there's anything I can do to be a support to you. Much love. Hope to play for you as soon as this all passes.

kate barnesKate Barnes

Musician/singer
Website
kate@canispublishing.com
10 Myrtle Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

PayPal to peter@canispublishing.com, or to my address.

What an amazing community this is! Thanks to CDSS and you all.
I am not desperate (yet?) so you might want to consider some other folks also.

Ellie GraceEllie Grace

Musician/singer; Other
Website
elliegracearts@gmail.com
Venmo: Ellie-Grace-2
PayPal: elliegracearts@gmail.com

I recognize more than ever what a gift it is to make my life and living through music and dance shared in community, even though I am facing great financial loss right now. I have just the music to see you through these hard times: I very recently released an album of original songs of hope and heartbreak, resistance and rising, love and loss. I would thrilled to share this new music with my CDSS family (details for all recordings on my website) and would gratefully receive any donations.

Josephine van LierJosephine van Lier

Musician/singer
Website
PayPal
E-Transfer
Cheque

As a freelance professional cellist, baroque cellist, and viola da gamba player, I have lost all of my income due to Covid19. Any help would be appreciated SO much!

I would be happy to perform a live-stream concert for anyone who wishes to give a significant contribution. Or I can send videos of past performances.

anna pattonAnna Patton

Musician/singer
Website
anna@annapatton.com
PayPal: apatton@marlboro.edu
Venmo: Anna-Patton-6

Thank you so much for supporting freelance musicians!

Some ways you can support me:

  • Buy a copy of my solo CD "Isadore's Breakfast"
  • Hire or recommend me as an online music teacher in:
    • Ear Training
    • Music Theory
    • Composition
    • Finding Vocal Harmonies by Ear
    • Finding Chords by Ear (Ukulele, or any chordal instrument you already play)
  • Commission me to write a tune or song.
  • Hire me to do some audio editing (I use Pro Tools.)
  • Let me know you'd like to be on my mailing list by emailing me. I will be scheming more ways to make music for people in my home and would love to keep you up to date.

Thanks again, and be well. My music and dance community is very much on my mind and in my heart these days.
yours,
Anna

Mason Hickman

Musician/singer
Website
mason.a.hickman@gmail.com
PayPal: mason.a.hickman@gmail.com
Venmo: @mason-hickman
Check mailed to home address

Thank you so much for your help!

Audrey Knuth

Musician/singer
Website
audreylk24@gmail.com
PayPal: audreylk24@gmail.com

I feel an overwhelming amount of support from the community, which makes me even more appreciative and grateful for the life I live. Be safe and healthy and I can't wait to play for you again.

I'll be posting links to live concerts, teaching info, etc. on my website as well as on Facebook.

Thank you.

Jan ElliottJan Elliott

Musician/singer; Other
Checks welcome:
P.O. Box 598
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Thanks to any and all donors to this worthy effort. While my income from teaching, coaching and performing has nearly dried up, I'm helping other musicians as much as possible, and would be very grateful to receive some support at this difficult time. Stay safe, everyone, and thank you CDSS! (Tough to choose between a concertina pic and a recorder pic, so I chose the one in color. Photo by Dorene Sykes.)

Sally Rogers

Musician/singer
Website
Sally@sallyrogers.com
P.O. Box 285
Pomfret Center,CT 06259

Either PayPal or Venmo (sally@sallyrogers.com)

Keep an eye on my website and add your address to my email list to hear about upcoming live-streamed rehearsals. Help me decide which songs to include on my next recording! And thanks for your support!!!

Rodney MillerRodney Miller

Musician/singer
Website
Checks to:
Rodney Miller
189 Argentina Flag Way
Sonoma, Ca 95476

This all seems just too weird, covid-19 affecting music and dance so directly. I have been a contrubuting part of CDSS and the music and dance community since I was a teenager. My humble thanks for many years of rewarding interactions that have enriched my life so much.

Beth-MolaroBeth Molaro

Caller
bmolaro@gmail.com
I have a GoFundMe set up.
Also PayPal is good: beth@spiralwayhealingarts.com

I have been calling contra dances across the country for nearly three decades. It has been one of my greatest passions in life and a large part of my livelihood.

It is hard to believe that all of our events are canceled into the future. Your support means so much to all of us. Thank you!
I look forward to getting back to the dance floor with ya'll when this is over. Be well.

Andrew-VanNorstrandAndrew VanNorstrand

Musician/singer
Website
andrewvannorstrand@gmail.com
3018 Gulf Road
Manlius, NY 13104
PayPal: andrewvannorstrand@gmail.com
Venmo: @Andrew-VanNorstrand-1

Thank you friends for your support in these strange times!

I've been making music (often with my brother Noah) for about twenty years. We've released a bunch of albums on our label Great Bear Records and have recently published a tune book as well. You can find our music on Bandcamp, CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, etc. Look for...

THE FAUX PAWS
WAKE UP ROBIN
ANDREW & NOAH VANNORSTRAND / ANDREW AND NOAH BAND
GREAT BEAR / THE GREAT BEAR TRIO
and my new solo album!

becky tracy keith murphyBecky Tracy and Keith Murphy

Musician/singer
Website
becky@blackislemusic.com
104 Washington St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301

First and foremost, consider buying our music. (Our new duo CD, Golden, available on blackislemusic.com and digital downloads on bandcamp.) We also plan to have a donate button ready for a streaming concert soon. If your concern and dedication exceed these parameters, we can receive donations through PayPal using flyingtent@icloud.com

We've been part of this community for over 25 years - playing for dancing, singing for people, teaching kids and adults. It's deeply gratifying to think of all the people we've met over those years, some of whom we've known since we started. Thanks for thinking of us in these turbulent times. We hope we can continue to share our music with you. Please join our email list at our website for updates on upcoming streaming events, videos and online teaching.

Chrissy Davis-Camp

Caller
chrissydc59@gmail.com
307 Big Springs Rd
Bell Buckle, TN 37020

Use home address

Thank you for your support and encouragement! Thanks to CDSS for setting up this system to help.

Evie LadinEvie Ladin

Caller Musician/singer
Website
PayPal

As all touring work has been canceled for several months, including all our local dances and jam sessions (major source of community!), we appreciate any support. We are offering ongoing Sunday Salon concerts at 6pm PST on Facebook - and both Body Music and Clawhammer Banjo private and group lessons. The online classes, though never as good as in person, have been incredible places to gather and feel community in action. Thanks for your support!

Patti CobbPatti Cobb

Musician/singer
Amazon
pkcobb23@gmail.com
621 Athol Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610

My band StringFire! has 3 CDs available - you can download or stream various places, including CD Baby, Amazon, etc. Or you can email me your address and PayPal me at my email address $18 for a CD + tax & shipping (or $30 for any two CDs) and I will mail it (them) to you. Landslide and Spindriftin' are contra dance CDs, Excited States is Scottish dance music - but all three are fun listening. Thank you for your support!

I am not currently in financial need, so no need to send direct support. But purchasing my band’s CDs will help me out. And check out BACDS.org for info on various on-line concerts & events to support SF Bay Area musicians.

Huge thanks to CDSS for providing this space for us, and for all the work they do. I am grateful to the dance community and dancers around the country who have been keeping afloat while dancing is cancelled. Hope to play for real live dancers again soon!

Frederick ParkFrederick Park

Caller; Musician/singer; Other
frederick@apalache.com
PayPal

This is a link directly to PayPal, should you choose to support the ongoing work of a life-long dance presenter, teacher, historian and storyteller.

Please let me know if you'd like to gather 'round the internet for a private evening of old world storytelling, including dance related history!

I'm looking to "give back," as I have my entire life. When it's all said and done, we're a healthy nation, let's set up a dance benefit for your community!

At the end of each month I'm hosting an on-line evening of storytelling. I've also been preparing a small collection of my favorite, rare short stories to read to you all. Please send me a note via email if you'd like to be notified or included in the link to End of the Month Stories!

I'm so grateful for you all, my extended family of those who hold the folk arts close to the heart. This is my life - music, dance, story, theater and education. Much love to all,

Frederick

Sue HulsetherSue Hulsether

Caller; Other
Website
shulsether@mac.com
P.O. Box 363, Viroqua, WI 54665
PayPal

I'm grateful to be a part of this CDSS family in these strange times. As a full-time caller and teaching-artist-in-the-schools, I have seen several months of work disappear, and am spending this time developing resources for teachers and callers. I hold hope for schools to reopen in the fall, and for humans of all ages to risk dancing together again. Thank you for any support you send my way, from a PayPal tip to an email note. It will fortify my hopefulness, until we can join up hands again.

Jeremiah McLaneJeremiah McLane

Musician/singer
Website
jeremiahmclane@gmail.com
Patreon

CDSS has always stood out as an organization committed to helping dance callers, musicians, sound engineers, and others with related careers chart their way forward. This time, unlike any other, is when leadership by CDSS should be held out as an example to other Arts organizations: support artists in times like these, we need them more than ever!

Sondra and John BromkaSondra Bromka, John Bromka

Caller; Musician/singer; Other
Website
sbromka@earthlink.net
36 South Street
Marcellus NY 13108
PayPal

In this time when all of our performance venues are closed --- schools, libraries, historic sites, churches --- it is an amazing thing to see the community coming together in this new & positive way. We are currently learning how to do live streaming, in the hopes that our first effort will be to bring the community together in a virtual sing-along this coming May Day. Cannot miss out on that tradition after 40-some years of annual celebration with our Morris Teams on Thornden Hill!

Seven Times SaltSeven Times Salt

Musician/singer
Website
inquiries@seventimessalt.com

You can make a tax-deductible donation through Fractured Atlas.

We also have 6 CD titles for sale. Physical copies through our merch page above; or online at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.

Hi all,
The musicians of Seven Times Salt (Karen Burciaga, Dan Meyers, Josh Schreiber Shalem, Matthew Wright) are sorry not to see you on the dance floor these days, but we're keeping busy planning future projects, and we can't wait to play for ECDs again!

We are so grateful for any way you can support us, whether through a donation or buying a CD or two (or six!)

Stay well, be safe, and thank you!

Alex Sturbaum

Musician/singer
Website
alex.sturbaum@gmail.com

You can purchase one of Alex's albums, or fund the Kickstarter for Alex's next album.

Thank you all so much for your support!

EmmaLee Holmes HicksEmmaLee Holmes-Hicks

Musician/singer
emmaleeholmeshicks@gmail.com
81 Sycamore Street
Providence, RI 02909

Venmo @EmmaLee-Holmes-Hicks
or
Check made out to EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and sent to home address

Live streamed concerts - go to Facebook to listen.
Other than this and a little bit of online teaching, I have lost all my work at least through April and part of May as a violin/fiddle performer and teacher. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Cecilia VacantiCecilia Vacanti

Musician/singer
Website Wandering Laughter Bandcamp Cecilia Vacanti Bandcamp
cecilia_vacanti@aol.com
32 Gordon St. No. 3
Allston, MA 02134
Cash App: $CeciliaVacanti
Venmo: @Cecilia-Vacanti
PayPal
Check to home address

Out of school and into a gigless world, yikes! I have always admired the strong sense of community the dancing world fosters, and I can't wait to play for you all again. I just released a new little album on Bandcamp, you can check it out here.

While Kingfisher doesn't have any merch yet, my klezmer band Wandering Laughter does! You can order our brand new CD here.

Stuart KenneyStuart Kenney

Musician/singer
StuartKenneymusic@gmail.com
PO Box 131
Greenfield, MA, 01302
Venmo: @Stuart-Kenney-2
PayPal: StuartKenneymusic@gmail.com
Or can send a check to above address

I hope you are all taking care of yourselves in these tough times - I miss seeing you all in the dance and music community! I've been fortunate to play all over the country full-time since 1994, with the best musicians and callers in our thriving scene. I am in deep gratitude to have had the opportunity to perform in our community and I cherish every moment that I'm able to do so. Thank you so much for the support, and I look forward to seeing you all on the dance floor as soon as we are able!

benjamin fossBenjamin Foss

Musician/singer
Website
fossstringedinstruments@gmail.con
PayPal: fossstringedinstruments@gmail.com
Check to: Benjamin Foss, 24 Moosehead Trail Hwy, Brooks ME 04921

Thank you dancers and lovers of music for your support! I’m looking forward to being back to playing for you as soon as possible, and bringing some of this energy to the dance floor: YouTube

Cheryl SchrueferCheryl Schruefer

Other
cls19@optonline.net

PayPal, Venmo

Thanks for the support. When it's all done. We shall work and promise to help those that are still suffering.

Laurie FisherKatie Martucci

Musician/singer
Bandcamp 1 Bandcamp 2
katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com

Buy merch from my Bandcamp pages, or Venmo me at @katie-martucci

I am so grateful for the awareness communities like CDSS have shown for performing artists during the pandemic. I am very heartened by the ways in which we are learning to lift each other up. If you'd like to join my mailing list to receive new music I write during the pandemic, please email me at katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com.
Hope you are all healthy and happy

Jacqueline SchwabJacqueline Schwab

Caller; Musician/singer
Website
jaspianist@gmail.com
PO Box 745
Chatham, MA 02633
PayPal: jaspianist@gmail.com

Many thanks to all who have danced to my playing with Bare Necessities and others, invited me into their homes and attended my concerts over the years! I’ve been rewarded by your friendship but have not amassed a nest egg for hard times. This year, I’ve spent my spare cash on an upcoming solo CD of my “I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America” program. I look forward to sharing it with you in on-line concerts soon. See my Jacqueline Schwab FB performer page or e-mail me.

Bruce-RandallBruce Randall

Musician/singer; Other
Website
melismata@hotmail.com
PayPal

Many Thanks and Big Hugs to anyone who can help in this time of trouble.

Dereck KalishDereck Kalish

Caller; Sound tech
dereckkalish@gmail.com
PayPal: dkboston@gmail.com
Venmo: @Dereck Kalish

Hi All! Missing everyone during this time, these dances mean so much to us and together we are a great community! While I am very involved in weekly dances and festivals, this income is not my primary source, but it is helpful. I use my own funds for high quality sound gear and the upkeep, any little bit of support is appreciated.

Please consider supporting full-time musicians first!
Thank you!...and thank you to CDSS for the support!
Can't wait to see you all dancing again soon!

Glen LoperGlen Loper

Musician/singer; Sound tech
Website
PayPal: glenloper@gmail.com

Hey all. The cartilage in my knees is relieved to get a break from the incessant stomping I do while playing dances, but the rest of me misses it . I hope you all are weathering this well. I am taking students for mandolin and tenor banjo via Skype/Face Time/Zoom if you have free time on your hands, and I'd thankfully accept any donations via check or PayPal. I also have a CD with Riptide, and another with Frigate. Looking forward to steaming up a dance hall as soon as possible!

Cedar Stanistreet

Musician/singer
Website
stanis66@potsdam.edu
130 Belmont Ave, Brattleboro, VT 05301

PayPal me directly, or buy the Nor'easter album at Bandcamp.

Thanks for any little bit of support, and hopefully we will be contradancing again before long! I've put all of my musical efforts into dances recently, so sadly I don't even have a new album out to share.

Charles AbellCharles Abell

Caller; Musician/singer
Website
chuckabell@hotmail.com

Crowdfunding campaign for forthcoming CD
Thanks for considering supporting our campaign - CD is going to be amazing!

peter mary alice amidonPeter & Mary Alice Amidon

Caller; Musician/singer; Other
Amidon Choral Music Amidon Music Dancing Masters
amidonpeter@gmail.com
20 Willow Street, Brattleboro VT 05301

CDSS is a big part of why we are what we are. Stay safe and sane. We offer online SATB choral sheet music download store (many sheet music downloads are free) & books of Amidon choral arrangements, books/CDs/DVDs of dance materials for children. and communities.

jaige trudel adam broomeJaige Trudel and Adam Broome

Musician/singer
Website
maivishfolk@gmail.com
1802 Chemin May
Coaticook, QC J1A2S4
Canada

We have numerous recordings, all available through the CDSS store, as well as digital downloads online:
Maivish
Crowfoot Music

Anyone who has listened to our music will have heard many of our original tunes. Tune commissions are available! Commissioning a tune not only supports us and honours members of our community, but it adds to the web of repertoire that countless people will enjoy over time.

PayPal - maivishfolk@gmail.com

Our household derives its income solely from freelance music and teaching. We genuinely wish to continue contributing what we can, musically and otherwise, to our community during this challenging time and we sincerely appreciate the reciprocal support. We are so grateful to be a part of this beautiful network!

Our heartfelt thanks to CDSS for creating this supportive platform.

Be well friends!

Dugan MurphyDugan Murphy

Caller
Website
dugan@duganmurphy.com

In this Time of the Virus, I am offering online classes in contra dance calling to make of for the lost work of calling dances myself. I have an introductory class for contra dancers with no experience with calling as well as upskilling classes for active callers with a little or lots of experience.

The full listing and online registration is available here.

Please especially consider financially supporting any of the full-time artists listed in this directory!

joe seamonsJoe Seamons

Musician/singer
Website
josephseamons@gmail.com
Patreon

Learn about the lessons I am creating for people to learn about American history and issues of racism through the stories of roots music: The Rhapsody Project

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Janina O'Brien

Musician/singer
jaimot@icloud.com
Zelle, to the above email address

I had no idea this site existed until today, May 8, 2020, and it's really quite heartening to know that the community appreciates musicians' and callers' needs. There was virtually no way to prepare for the precarious situation we find ourselves in.

Reid MillerReid Miller

Caller; Musician/singer; Sound tech
Website
reidmillershow@gmail.com
703 Carroll Ave,
Ames, IA 50010

PayPal using reidmillershow@gmail.com, Square using reidlm49@yahoo.com, or check. Please call 608-852-4524 with questions.

I appreciate your support. Thank you!

Laurie FisherLaurie Fisher

Caller; Musician/singer
Website
fiddlewitch1111@main.nc.us
28 Tranquil Trail
Swannanoa, NC 28778

"All the ills of mankind,
All the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books,
All the political blunders
All the failures of the great leaders,
Have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing."

Moliere 1622-1673

Larry UngerLarry Unger

Musician/singer
Website
larry@larryunger.net
PO Box 6322
Lincoln MA 01773

One way is via PayPal, either to larry@larryunger.net address, or else with this easy link. Of course a check would work.

Thanks everyone, and I miss seeing you all at dances. Hopefully before too long.....

My CDs, and also my brand new music book of 212 original tunes, are available on my website. I'll be offering banjo and guitar lessons via video as well.

Eric McDonaldEric McDonald

Musician/singer
Website
mandolinenator@gmail.com
PayPal to mandolinenator@gmail.com
Venmo @Eric-McDonald-10

Links:
Eric McDonald Music
Teaching
Eric McDonald Bandcamp
Kalos Band Bandcamp
Cantrip Bandcamp
Facebook

Thank you all for your critical support. I, like all musicians, am in the process of navigating these changing waters. This has taken the breath from us, and you are helping us to find it again. Thank you!

Follow facebook for an upcoming concert stream featuring the music of Tony Cuffe!

Owen Morrison and babyOwen Morrison

Musician/singer
Website

I am available to teach virtual guitar lessons - contact me if you'd like to give it a try. I'm also always looking for ways to get my music to more sets of ears. Consider buying some of my CDs or putting them in the soundtrack of your next blockbuster movie. I will probably not have any performance income for most of this year, but I'm not the only bread winner in the family. If you want to give money directly, please do so to those who have no other means of supporting themselves.

I would be incredibly grateful if you can buy any of my recordings, for yourself or as gifts for your friends. Download from where ever you buy music or order from my website. Albums include a collection of original waltzes, three CD's from Elixir, two from the Morrison Brothers Band, and one each from Night Watch and House Red. Give them to everyone you know if you want! I want to thank CDSS for creating this platform to help many of the wonderful people who contribute to our community and are so negatively affected by the current crises.

Linda BlockLinda Block

Other
Website
LBlockhead@yahoo.com

Any contributions can be made to PayPal using my email LBlockhead@yahoo.com. Indicating payment from"friend or family" eliminates additional fees.

Before the virus, I was teaching 3 clogging/flatfoot classes at 3 different levels. I was offering my first weekend workshop in Asheville April 17-19 which will most likely be cancelled and I'm scheduled to teach a weekend in Floyd, VA June 26-28. Floyd won't invest time in marketing until closer to the date, which makes sense since we don't know if it can happen. I've also had to cancel the classes that I offer through Airbnb experiences and lost 3 students Friday. I've lost >50% monthly income.

Rachel BellRachel Bell

Musician/singer
Website
theinstrumentplayer@yahoo.com
"Virtual tip jar" and CDs for sale here

It is heartbreaking not to be out there playing music and seeing all of you. I miss you all so much already. But it has been a profound experience to feel the community rallying around us with concern about all our lost gigs. I feel so grateful to be part of this big music and dance family. Keep an eye on my website & facebook page for upcoming online events and hopefully even a tune book soon! Every day I dream about what it's going to be like when we can get back to dancing. Much love to all!

StringraysStringrays (Rodney Miller, Sam Bartlett, Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg)

Musician/singer
Website
stringraysmusic@gmail.com
7 Silloway St., Apt 2
Boston, MA 02124

PayPal to stringraysmusic@gmail.com or check addressed to "Stringrays c/o Max Newman."

We are so grateful to our community for being there for us. This is just about the toughest challenge live music -- and especially dance music -- has ever faced. It's going to be a struggle. Thank you for being here for us. We're here with you, too.

Don't lose the love of music and dance! We encourage you all to take time every day to listen to some music and dance around the living room. You can buy or stream our music off our website or at BandCamp.

The Rays

Deborah DenenfeldDeborah Denenfeld - Dancing Well: The Soldier Project

Caller; Other
Website
dancindeborah@gmail.com
Click on Donate on website or send check to Dancing Well
1355 Bardstown Rd, #134
Louisville, KY 40204

We provide life-changing dance to veterans with PTSD and to their families. We use live music and a professional caller - me. I'm contract labor, so really hit hard when we can't dance. I'm organizing live stream dance for kids and regular phone calls to isolated veterans.
REALLY APPRECIATE anything you can offer!

     
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