Pete


A warm-voiced singer, songsmith and accomplished multi-instrumentalist known equally for his potent originals and his intense recreations of age-old ballads and fiery fiddle tunes, veteran Vermont-based musician Pete Sutherland has been on staff at dance and music camps and workshops coast-to-coast and is a widely-known year-round teacher and performer at home. Sutherland is a veteran of many touring and recording groups including METAMORA, RHYTHM IN SHOES, THE WOODSHED ALLSTARS and IRA BERNSTEIN's TEN TOE PERCUSSION, and is a founding member of the long-running 'contradance jam band' THE CLAYFOOT STRUTTERS, celebrating a quarter century in 2014(!). His latest ensemble is the multi-generational trio PETE'S POSSE.


While his music has powered thousands of dancers from Kodiak to Costa Rica, Pete is also perhaps the only old time fiddler whose original compositions have been heard on both "Car Talk" and "Hearts of Space". A Renaissance man of the folk arts, he is also a record producer (over 80 projects), a songwriter (covered by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Nightingale and Altan) and collage artist. Pete has served as artistic director for a number of groups including the Champlain Valley Festival, and most recently for the Young Tradition VT on their spring 2014 tour of Northumberland. His latest recording is "Farmland: The School Songs Project".


For news of my partner Rose Diamond's many doings - voice lessons, voice recovery work, and fiber arts - be sure to visit her wonderful websites:
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"[Pete's performances] shine with a pure spirit, which infuses every bit of his music and cannot fail to move all who hear him".
         --The American Festival of Fiddle Tunes.




 



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