Sunday March 3 at 7pm

Countercurrent is a dynamic acoustic duo from Seattle, known for their fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, and foot percussion. They met at Oberlin College and have been performing at concerts, festivals, and dance events ever since. With a versatile musical background, they have played at prestigious venues and have toured with other bands. Their passion for music and diverse influences make their performances exciting and captivating.

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Service Fee $2.50
Total Payable Amount $22.50
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About Countercurrent

Countercurrent is a powerhouse acoustic duo based in Seattle WA, featuring fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, and foot percussion. In nature, when two flowing bodies moving in opposite directions share energy with each other, the process is called countercurrent exchange.

Countercurrent met at Oberlin College in 2009 and have been performing at concerts, festivals, and dance events ever since. As concert performers, they have played at such venues as Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, and Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA. As dance musicians, they have regularly been the closing band for Northwest Folklife Festival, and have played for contra dance festivals and events all over the country.

Brian and Alex are highly collaborative musicians; in addition to Countercurrent, they have toured in other bands (including One Dollar Whiskey, Gallimaufry, and the Iona Fyfe Trio).

Alex Sturbaum is steeped in musical traditions on both sides of the Atlantic, equally comfortable performing for dancers in a crowded grange hall, singing original songs at an intimate house concert, belting out sea shanties at a pub sing, or playing bluegrass music at a festival.

Brian Lindsay has been dancing since he could walk, singing since he could speak, and holding a fiddle to his chin for most of his life. Surrounded by both contra dance and Irish music and dance throughout his childhood, Brian spent much of his youth going to sessions in the NY area and studying with respected Irish fiddle player Brian Conway. An accomplished peformer and Mid-Atlantic Irish Fiddle champion by the age of 17, Brian also finds the influences of many other musical styles and traditions make their way into his playing now.

Tickets are reserved under your name and available at the door of the venue shortly before the performance. You do not need to print out your tickets. Lobby doors open for check-in 30 minutes prior to show time.

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