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JoyrideNameJOYRIDE_PROMO_PHOTOS_003Joyride is a Portland Oregon contra dance band known for fun, skilled play, tune sets carefully tailored to dances, and well-phrased melodies and harmonies set in a danceable groove.  George Penk’s rich, compelling fiddle, Erik Weberg’s deft flute, harmonica and bombarde, Sue Songer’s heartbeat piano and Jeff Kerssen-Griep’s vital guitar and percussion provide modern and traditional tunes for dances, weekends and festivals throughout the year.

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Joyride hosts excellent callers and dancers at their popular monthly First Wednesday contra dance party in Portland, held September through June.  This band loves creating a great experience for everyone, every time.  Come catch a lift with Joyride at home or on the road!

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