Striped Pig Stringband
Squaredance!!! Our favorite gig is a Square! We are a dance band. For several years, here in Arcata Ca, Humboldt County, we have been developing a strong dance following by holding monthly Squaredances to a very enthusiastic young crowd.
Nothing compares to a hot sweaty hall of pumped dancers.
Colin Vance has been leading the band fiddling and building banjos for quite some time in Humboldt. Brian Letts is our subtly efficient sonically charged guitar player. Cisco Haggerty provides the 'throb' on bass that we love oh so much with OT dance music.Matt Brunner fills our rhythm section out with his banjo antics. All of which from our unique 'isolated holler' Humboldt OT sound.
Caroline Oakley is a square dance caller and fiddler from Portland, Oregon. Born in South Carolina, she has over fifteen years of experience performing and teaching old-time and bluegrass music. She currently performs a duet act featuring old-time fiddle tunes and country duets with her husband Pete Leone and is one of Portland's premier square dance callers. She is a founding member of the Flat Mountain Girls, and most recently played with old-time string band the Government Issue Orchestra.