Square Dance with Rodney Sutton (caller) and Hoot & Holler
- Dates: September 28, 2018
- Venue: Dance Tent
- Location: Downtown Raleigh
- Address: 10 W South St, Raleigh, NC 27601
- Times: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
- Admission: Free
Renowned square dance caller Rodney Sutton will have you dancing the day away with live music by Hoot & Holler with special guests Brad Kolodner and Alex Lacquement (both of Charm City Junction). Sutton is a dance performer and teacher of Appalachian step dance – both flatfoot and clogging. He calls square dances and contra dances, and he is a storyteller and ballad singer. Swing back to the Dance Tent later on Friday for a clogging workshop with Sutton featuring more live music from Hoot and Holler!
Hoot and Holler is Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo). They call themselves Hoot and Holler as a nod to the “hootenanny” song gatherings during the folk revival of the 1960s, while also hinting at the infectious energy that occurs during a barn dance in the south. After cutting their teeth in Boston’s burgeoning roots music scene, they spent the better part of 2016 touring nationally while living in their camper van "Irene." Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home. Rooted in the sounds of American-born music, Baltimore based bassist Alex Lacquement has crafted a unique style that is dazzling, lyrical, and transcends musical genres. Whether on stage playing jazz, old-time, bluegrass, or playing with singer songwriters, his tone is unmistakable and joy for performing is obvious and infectious. Laquement tours across North America playing at performing arts centers and festivals with the WAMMIE-awarded Bumper Jacksons, as well as the critically acclaimed acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction, Ken and Brad Kolodner, and Letitia VanSant. He has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Birchmere, Le Poisson Rouge, The Gordon Center, Wheeler Opera House, Mountain Stage, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Walnut Valley Festival, Grey Fox, Winter Jazz, California World Festival, Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, and more. Baltimore-based clawhammer banjoist Brad Kolodner represents the next generation of old-time musicians pushing the boundaries of the tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded for his delicate touch, expressive style, and original compositions, Kolodner has rapidly gained national attention for his unique approach to the banjo at just 28 years of age. Awarded the 2016 IBMA Momentum Award for Industry Involvement, Kolodner is helping to lead the charge as a performer, teacher, DJ for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, jam leader, community builder and ambassador for old-time and bluegrass music. He regularly performs across the country in a duo with his father Ken Kolodner, a world renowned hammered dulcimer player and with the acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction.