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That Shady Groove

by Shady Groove

The groovy funkification of Celtic, Old Time, and contemporary tunes for your footstomping pleasure.
Genre: Folk: Contra Dance
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Atholl Highlanders / End of Term
3:38 album only
2. On the Banks of the Wappoo Cut / Bombay Breakdown
3:49 album only
3. Farewell to Tchernobyl / Whipsnake in the Pocket / Tamlin
5:17 album only
4. Waltzing With Althea
3:17 album only
5. Kitchen Girl / Frosty Morning / Sandy Boys
3:41 album only
6. Frustration / Congress Reel / Congress Hoedown
5:08 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This dance band bridges the gap between outright Funk and traditional contra music, resulting in an exquisite groove for dancers. This, our debut album, features some of our favorite sets. Their origins range from Tasmanian fiddle tunes ("Whipsnake in the Pocket") to our original compositions ("End of Term," "Frustration") and contemporary French Canadian style ("Farewell to Tchernobyl," "Bombay Breakdown"), even throwing in Appalachian hallmarks like "Sandy Boys" and Cajun inspired "On the Banks of the Wappoo Cut" for a full-tilt romp. These tunes have been incredibly fun to play, and we hope you have as much fun listening and dancing to them: nothing could make us happier.

Our fondest thanks go out to Mark O'Connor for letting us use "Congress Hoedown," Tasmanian tunester Steve Gadd for "Whipsnake in the Pocket," Nicholas Williams (of Crowfoot fame) for "Bombay Breakdown," Michel Ferry for "Farewell to Tchernobyl," Daniel Pentecost for "On the Banks of the Wappoo Cut," and John Holenko (The Hungry Monks) for "Waltzing with Althea." Also, thank you to Kathleen Saunders for our album cover and publicity photos, and Logan would like to thank Tom Fellenbaum for his Fellenbaum bouzouki. Thanks to Steve Green for recording, mixing, and mastering the tracks at Island Sounds Studio. A supreme thank you goes out to Bart and Conway Saylor: for your constant support, from loaning instruments to feedback, criticism, food, and enthusiasm. A final thanks to our friends and family who put up with loud practices at odd hours.



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Woop Wappoo!
Cannot get the Bombay Breakdown out of my head! That track rolls between my ears beautifully.


"Allemande left! Allemande right! Shady Groove will make you dance tonight!"
This EP is the product of four inspiring musicians, who've made an impressive run in the southeastern U.S. contra dance scene. Arranging 14 compositions (featuring two originals, "End of Term" and "Frustration") into 6 tracks, the band presents 25 minutes of foot-stomping pleasure. This EP will have you dancing; whether your on the dance hall floor, in the woods, or going 70 miles-per-hour down the interstate. Be careful with that last location, as these energetic tracks may have you pressing harder on that gas pedal... taking foot-stomping to a whole new level.