River Rendezvous: Bands

A contra dance weekend and summer gathering of dance gypsies from July 14–16 at the Coshocton Lake Park in Coshocton, Ohio

The bands

Wizard Walk Hotpoint Stringband

Wizard Walk

River Rendezvous is delighted to welcome Wizard Walk from Louisville, Kentucky. Tom Cunningham and Bob Douglas have wowed dancers coast-to-coast with the hot-brewed dance music of the Coffee Zombies. They are now joined by Kate Sanders to bring a magical touch to their music, superimposing jazz and world beat rhythms on traditional old-time, Celtic, French Canadian, and original tunes.

Hotpoint Stringband

Hotpoint Stringband's legendary energy will once again heat up the hall and keep dancers' feet moving. Mark Burhans on fiddle, Hilarie Burhans on clawhammer banjo, Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg on percussion and banjo uke, Marlene Shotak on piano, and Nick Weiland on bass pour everything they have and then some into that music that makes the dancers go “Woo!”