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NEFFA Live Online December 2021

Jacqueline Schwab and Max Newman & Julie Metcalf

Jacqueline Schwab's piano improvisations have been heard worldwide, most notably on the soundtracks for nine of Ken Burns' documentaries, including the Civil War, Baseball and his most recent series on Mark Twain. She has performed at the White House in 1997 for former President Clinton and also at the Smithsonian (on a former White House piano).

Jacqueline performs solo concerts of vintage American music, tango, and traditional music from England, Scotland, Ireland and parts beyond. For many years she has also performed with the Bare Necessities quartet at English country dances and festivals throughout the United States and in England.

She has performed and recorded with Scottish fiddlers Alasdair Fraser and Laura Risk, Scottish singer Jean Redpath, fiddler Andrea Hoag, glass harmonica player Dean Shostak and others. Jacqueline has three solo recordings (Mad Robin, Down Came an Angel, and Mark Twain's America) and has played on over forty recordings.

Max Newman has made a career playing dances based out of New England, drawing from a childhood of great music exposure in Fairbanks, AK. He primarily plays guitar with the Stringrays, a cast of luminaries headed by contra dance fiddling legend Rodney Miller. Music has taken him across the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom, where he has played large festivals, tiny New England grange halls, in the dusty Nevada desert, and many a night with friends by a wood stove in the chilly north of Alaska. His playing has been profiled in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

Julie Metcalf's fiddling is renowned in New England. Her lyrical and tasteful virtuosity make her a favorite fiddler for any dance. Even when she's not playing, musicians know they may spot her on the dance floor where she is equally appreciated. While seemingly knowing no bounds, her knowledge of old-time music is her not-so-secret weapon. Her secret weapon is jaw harps. Lots of 'em.

Julie and Max join forces to bring you an uplifting, soul-filling dance music experience!

9 PM - YOU!! Meet and greet, Q&A with performers, social hour!