Here are the bands who play for Childgrove Country Dancers. If you know of changes - in name or personnel - please let us know!
Local Bands (two or more regular local members)
Boney Goat Band - Old time
Mike Saputo on guitar, Lindell Blackford on fiddle, Rich Hibbs on banjo
Bottom Feeders - Old time
Chicory - Twin-fiddle Contrafusion
Martha Edwards and Ben Schreiber on fiddle, Michael Shapiro on guitar. Often joined by Mike Brown on bass. Ben's off to California, so Chicory is a bit more geographically challenged than it used to be.
Devil's Elbow - Old time
Ted Vasquez, Barb Weathers, Tom Hall (tip: the Devil's elbow is the one on the fiddler's right arm)
Dog Named Rover - Old time
Barbara Weathers on fiddle, Jeff Miller on banjo, Jim Nelson on guitar, and lately, Dedo Norris on bass
Farmertones - Old time
The band that made the big time on "reality" TV - Geoff Seitz and Marc Rennard on fiddles, Dave Landreth on banjo, Curt Buckhannon on mandolin and Dennis Buckhannon on guitar.
Folk School Wall o' Sound - Old time
Music from the St. Louis Folk School
Halcyon Light Orchestra - nineteenth century couples dance music
Martha Edwards on fiddle, Kristin Graham on keyboard, Paul Stamler on guitar and Mike Brown on bass, plus guest artists. Halcyon Light plays for the monthly Waltz Party
Hogtied - Old time
Megan Greene on fiddle, Jeff Miller on banjo, Jim Nelson on guitar.
Hoosier Uprights - Old time
Marc Rennard & Geoff Seitz on fiddles, Jeff Miller on banjo, Jim Nelson on guitar, Dedo Norris on bass
Leather Hat - Old time
Old time - Ted Vasquez on fiddle and/or banjo, Barb Weathers on guitar, Mike on fiddle
Mound City Slickers - Old time
Bill Stewart and Lindell Blackford on fiddles, Bob Clark on banjo, Roy Farwell on guitar, and Sean Ruprecht-Belt on banjo-ukelele.
Nightcrawlers - Old time but with a keyboard
Ted Vasquez on fiddle, Mike Brown on bass and Kristin Graham on keyboard
Playing with Fire - Old time and New England - and Ragtime!
Roger Netherton on fiddle, Annie Shilliday on keyboard
Ragged Robin - English Country Dance
Martha Edwards and Ben Schreiber on fiddle, Billy Boyer on keyboard
Reel Women (and the Jigelos) - New England style
Martha Edwards on fiddle, Kristin Graham on keyboard. Jigelos have been Mike Brown on bass and Ben Schreiber on fiddle.
Road Kill Ramblers - Old time
Bill Stewart (and maybe Geoff Seitz, maybe Lindell Blackford) on fiddle, Rich Hibbs on banjo, Curtis Buckhannon on mandolin, and Jim Nelson on guitar - they used to play for Childgrove and Carbondale back in the mid 80s, and they're still together from time to time.
Tu'Penny Players - English Country Dance
Martha Edwards on fiddle, Kristin Graham on keyboard, with occasional guests, like Dana Hotle on clarinet, Joseph Galbraith on flute and recorder, and/or Tim Hirzel on flute.
Vigortones - Old Time
Chirps Smith on fiddle, Dave Landreth on banjo, Jim Nelson on guitar, and sometimes Geoff Seitz on fiddle
Weak Stream String Band - Old time
Marc Rennard, Dave Landreth, Ellen Gomez et al
The New Mules - Old time
Garry Harrison and Genevieve Harrison on fiddles, Smith Koester on banjo, Andy Gribble on guitar, and Abby Ladin on bass.
Banjolele - Old time
Old-time music - Laura Sleade and Martha Tyner, fiddles, Ed Hawkes, guitar, and Karen Kraft, banjo, from Champagne-Urbana, IL
Big Limber - Old time
Old-time music - Jim Lansford, fiddle and Kim Lansford, piano, from Galena, MO; Jim Nelson, guitar, from St. Louis
Fiddlin Banjo Billy Mathews and The Old Time Players - Old time
Billy Matthews from Reed Spring, MO on fiddle, with Christine Breen, Paul Breen and Colin Blair
Chicks with Guns - Old time
Billy Matthews on fiddle, Barb Weathers on guitar
Cosmic Otters - Irish, Old-time and Contrafusion
Jonathan Whitall, fiddle, and Meg Dedolph, guitar, from Chicago, IL
Euphoria String Band Old-time band from Lawrence, KS
Gray Squirrels - Old time
The Grace girls, Ellie and Leela, with Geoff Seitz and Jim Nelson
Little Egypt Pep Steppers - Old time
From Chicago, IL and St Louis - Chirps Smith, fiddle & mandolin, Robert Freeman, banjo, Jim Nelson, guitar, and Dedo Norris, bass
Hibernia Station - English Country Dance
English Country Dance music from Jefferson City, MO. Hibernia Station started as the Galbraith family band, and grew.
Hillbilly Holiday - Old time
Twin fiddles and hillbilly music - Tom Hall, banjo & guitar, and Barbara Weathers, fiddle, from St. Louis; Jim Lansford, fiddle, and Kim Lansford, guitar, from Galena, MO.
The Hoosier Nomads - Old time
Old-time music - Megan Greene, fiddle, and Jim Nelson, guitar, from St. Louis; Robert Freeman, banjo, from West Lafayette, IN
The James River Scraphounds - Old time
Old-time music - Pete Howard, fiddle, from Fayetteville, AK; Jim Ruth, banjo, from Columbia,MO; Barbara Weathers, guitar, from St. Louis
The Mean Lids - Modern Contra cool stuff.
Matt Turino (of U4) on fiddle or guitar and foot rhythms, with Ben Smith on fiddle, Miriam on flute, jawharp and other assorted instruments. They do wear hats.
New Bad Habits - Old time
Chirps Smith & Tim Foss on fiddles, Dave Landreth on banjo, Andy Gribble on guitar
The New Ozark Strutters - Old time
Old-time music- Pete Howard, fiddle, from Fayetteville, AR; Jim Lansford, banjo and Kim Lansford, guitar, from Galena, MO
Old Corn Lickers - old time band from Cape Girardeau, MO
Pig Town Alley- Contrafusion (from Cincinnati, OH)
Pam and Fred Stoll on fiddles, Bob Frankenhoff on keyboard, and Deb Frankenhoff on percussion
Stephie, Dedo, and the Big Jims - Old-Time
Stephanie Coleman, Jim Nelson...
Stringdancer - New England style twin-fiddle Contrafusion
Martha Edwards, fiddle, from St Louis, MO; Pam Carson Stoll, fiddle, from Cincinnati, OH; David Kirchner, guitar, from St. Paul, MN. Sometimes joined by Fred Stoll, fiddle or bass, from Cincinnati, OH.
This band, formed in the late-night crucible of Sugar Hill, comes from Chicago, Champaign-Urbana and Bloomington Indiana - Edward Wallace, fiddle Ben Smith, fiddle and mandolin, Michael Shapiro, guitar, and Eric Schedler, keyboard and accordion.
Old time with Cajun overtones - Matt Torino on fiddle, Tom Torino on mandolin and banjo, Michael Shapiro on guitar, from Champaign, IL,
Old-time music - Barbara Weathers, fiddle, from St. Louis; Julie Henigan, banjo, from Springfield, MO; Kim Lansford, guitar, from Galena, MO.
Old-time music from Chicago, IL -