The Euphemists are not your ordinary contra dance band. Yes, they have fiddle and piano (provided by Alan Snyder and Dave Goldman) and flute, whistle and guitar (provided by Paula Hamlin and Jerry Nelson). Yes, they play familiar Celtic, Québécois, and old-time tunes.
But they also have horns! With Paula and Jerry on woodwinds and Kaye Blesener on trombone, high energy is the result! You'll hear some lively ragtime era tunes that feature the horn section. You’ll also hear hints of that big band sound when you least expect it, horn riffs playing off the fiddle, and old-time tunes being introduced to brass – it’s a marriage made in heaven. And when Jerry pulls out his cajón, well, watch out!