Sept 4: Rochelle Ramblers & Andy Kane

Andy Kane

Sunday Sept 4th 2016: The Rochelle Ramblers with caller Andy Kane. Together, the Ramblers bring a variety of tunes old and new to get your feet moving. They look forward to playing in Gainesville again.

The Rochelle Ramblers are:

Bill Paine has been playing Oldtime music on his mandolin and guitar for almost 40 years and has been entertaining dancers for more than 30 years, at dances from Florida to Boston to California (and many points in between). To Bill, playing for dancers is one of the finest ways to make music he has yet found.

Lloyd Baldwin has played his fiddle and banjo in the Gainesville area for over 40 years with various bands. He played for the first GODS dances when the group was formed in the mid-1970’s. Since then, he has played for dances all over the deep South and is a regular at the Florida Folk Festival. He currently lives in Branford, Florida.

Marion Lasley, a Gainesville native, has been playing guitar for over 30 years. She started playing old time music while living in North Carolina and continued when she moved back to Florida many years ago. She and Lloyd have played together for more than 20 years. She divides her time between Quincy and Gainesville.

Michael Stapleton Started playing horns at the age of 12. He switched to fiddle 37 years ago and has not looked back. Michael also plays oldtime banjo and Cajun accordion in a Cajun band. He enjoys playing music for dances and has played all over the southeast.

New dancers, and those wishing to review their dance moves or help others to do so, please attend the beginner's contra lesson from 3:30-4 pm. Prior is our open waltz from 2:45-3:30 pm. All for one low admission. Dancers from ages 16-25 pay only $5 / $10 otherwise. Dancers age 15 & under get in free when accompanied by an adult.

No partner or experience is necessary. The dance is at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. Snacks at the break are provided by dancers. If you snack, bring one to share and a water bottle to help our planet. Childcare is provided. See our FAQ page for details:

Parking is in the lot across the street and in marked spaces on adjacent streets.

Sunday, September 4, 2016