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Testimonials :

“This Vermont band embodies all the beauty of American roots music.” – Le Devoir, QC, CAN

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

“Some seriously stellar three-part harmony… a sobering mix of pragmatism and artistry… Pete’s Posse is a well-oiled machine: a three-man operation, they make music fit for a 10-piece band. They work so well in congress that their individual contributions fade into the project’s entirety. (The Posse) represents what’s best about Vermont: reverence for the old, respect for the new and the ability to find a balance.” – Jordan Adams, Seven Days Magazine, Burlington VT

“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

“These three guys took us into their musical universe; sometimes very energetic, sometimes very poetic and touching. Beauty for the soul. Thanks to Chants de Vielles for inviting them to the festival! What a beautiful weekend we had!” –  André Marchand, musician, producer and co-founder of La Bottine Souriante

“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… not only 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’

Selected festival & concert performances :

  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2014,2015, 2016), Hillsdale NY
  • Caffe Lena (2014,2015), Saratoga Springs NY
  • Festival Mémoire et Racines(2016), Québec CAN
  • Old Songs Festival (2016)Altamont NY
  • New World Festival (2015, 2016, 2017), Randolph VT
  • The Big E (2015, 2016, 2017), Springfield MA
  • Festival Chants de Vielle (2017), Québec CAN
  • New Bedford Folk Festival (2017), New Bedford MA

Selected dance event performances :

  • Dance Flurry Festival (2015, 2016), Saragtoga Springs, NY (Returning 2018!)
  • Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend (2016), Durham NH
  • Fleur de Lis Dance Weekend(2016), Louisville KY 
  • Cabin Fever Dance Weekend(2017), Knoxville TN
  • Lava Meltdown Dance Weekend (2017), Lava Springs ID
  • Dancing Bears Dance Camp (2017), Anchorage AK
  • 25th Moondance, (2017), Pickens SC