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Testimonials :

“You guys were indeed my highlight of Festival Mémoire et Racines. Very impressive!” – Andre Marchand, musician, producer and co-founder of La Bottine Souriante

“One of the best trios I’ve seen in a long time!” – Éric Beaudry, musician, De Temps Antan

“We’ve had a lot of house concerts but the one last night with Pete’s Posse was an eleven on the awesomeness scale. We can only try to imagine what it would be like to dance to their energetic, driving sets!” – Joyce Miller, concert organizer, Grass Valley CA

“When I first met Pete Sutherland in 2004 he told me that playing for dancing is service (and endurance!). That attitude combined with their penchant for rehearsal makes Pete’s Posse a pleasure to call and dance to. All three members – Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson, and Pete contribute to their wide wide wide variety of sets. As much as I like dancing – I suggest you sit out a couple of dances and just listen!” – Will Mentor, dance caller

“For three people who initially weren’t going to become a band some things, like their chemistry together, were meant to be.” – Dillon Walsh, The Vermont Standard

“Some the best dance music I’ve heard!” – Susan Kevra, dance caller, Nashville TN

“Pete’s Posse… an A-list contra dance band, but also as a world-class concert act.” – Jamie Platt, sound engineer, Dancing Planet Productions, Washington DC

“If you ever wondered what happiness sounds like you should come listen to Pete’s Posse play a contra dance or better yet: DANCE to them.” – Mary Wesley, dance caller, Burlington VT

“Pete’s Posse is an amazing amalgam of insanely creative musicians that somehow not only get along but seem to thrive and feed off of each others talents. The powerful force that is Pete’s Posse will amaze and entertain anyone paying attention!” – Alexander Mitchell, musician, Baltimore MD

Down to the Core, the group’s second recording, is a 14-track testament to the power of togetherness: Pete’s Posse recorded this disc at the end of an 11,000-mile tour. The musical result: a hot dance band that can also accompany songs with a mastery that belies the group’s relatively brief existence.” – Robert Resnik, host of VPR’s ‘All The Traditions’

“I just listened to your new CD that Pete recently handed me.  Nice work!  The new CD is so imaginative and filled with magic at every turn.  It is really well put together, and it shows.  I put this on in the morning this week, and kept putting off biking to work because each track just held me captive, stuck in the moment.  I haven’t heard a CD this well-conceived in a long time!” -Aaron Marcus, VT musician and step dancer

“The new CD from Pete’s Posse is really, really good! The tunes are beautifully crafted, well played, sequencing smooth and easy, and the production is perfect. It was a pleasure and an honor to host a house concert with them last night. Stellar performances and well crafted tune sets, thoughtful song writing and just plain good people. Thanks for all you do boys, you do it so well.” -Teilhard Frost, musician and concert organizer, Wolfe Island ON

Selected festival & concert performances :

  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2014,2015, 2016), Hillsdale NY
  • Festival Mémoire et Racines(2016), Joilette QC
  • Old Songs Festival (2016)Altamont NY
  • Caffe Lena (2014,2015), Saratoga Springs, NY
  • New World Festival (2015, 2016), Randolph VT (Upcoming 2017!)
  • The Big E (2015, 2016), Springfield MA
  • New Bedford Folk Festival, New Bedford MA (Upcoming 2017!)
  • Festival On The Green, Middlebury VT (Upcoming 2017!)

Selected dance event performances :

  • Dance Flurry Festival (2015), Saragtoga Springs, NY
  • Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend (2016), Durham NH
  • Footfall Dance Weekend (2016), High View WV
  • Youth Dance Weekend(2016), Weston VT
  • Fleur de Lis Dance Weekend(2016), Louisville KY 
  • Cabin Fever Dance Weekend(2017), Knoxville TN
  • Lava Meltdown Dance Weekend, Lava Springs ID (Upcoming 2017!)
  • Dancing Bears Dance Camp, Anchorage AK (Upcoming 2017!)
  • 25th Moondance, Pickens SC (Upcoming 2017!)