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CONTRAVERSIAL / Bio

Here's what they say to promote their band:

"Cailen Campbell and David Brown have a reputation for sparking the contra dances whenever they play. The temperature on the dance floor rises, the dancers' energy intensifies, and the listeners are swept away by their music craft, which infuses traditional Appalachian, Celtic and Roma melodies with exciting and original interpretation.

Cailen Campbell has been described as one of the most virtuosic and high-energy fiddlers in the Southeast. As both a dancer and musician he is known for his stunning ability to improvise, cross time signatures and musical genres with ease, and for his brilliant self-expression.

David Brown provides the pulse to the music. He is renowned and accoladed as a 5-string banjo player, and plays professionally on a half dozen other instruments, including the baritone guitar. This unusual instrument is a hybrid between a regular guitar and a bass guitar, and in David's hands, it provides hypnotic rhythm and harmonic texture to the music...

These encantados met in 2005 while touring nationally with the Greasy Beans and NC Dance Theater. A rich musical relationship ensued as they explored their shared love of traditional acoustic music, as well as new grass and jazz. Their vast repetoire, as well as their tight 'mind meld,' creates a rich and expansive sound that captivates dancers and listeners. They defy expectations of how much sound, and how exciting of a sound, a dance duo can make. They're CONTRAVERSIAL!''

General Info

Band Members
Cailen Campbell and David Brown
Artist Name
CONTRAVERSIAL
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/contraversialmusic
Genres
Other / Polyethnic / Acoustic

Contact Info

Location
Asheville, NC

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