Been playing contradances for about 35 years. I play Guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo in that order of competence. I am originally from New England where I played with the acoustic band Pilgrim for about a decade. I have recently taken on managing the Santa Fe Megaband after the unfortunate passing of Gary Papenhagen. thanks to everyone who works to keep up this great site. I’ve always thought that the US is source of the greatest music of the 20th century. (I.I. lost of types of Jazz, Old-time, Bluegrass etc.) Unfortunately we’re functionally illiterate when it comes to music. Thanks for your role in improving this situation.