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Bill Olson (New in 2018)


Bill Olson teaches guitar and upright bass at Maine Fiddle Camp. His guitar style is rhythmically driving and very supportive of the melody.He is also known at home and abroad as a contradance caller and choreographer. Bill has played and called for dances in 25 states. His dance compositions, known for their high potential energy and excellent flow, and are called by contradance callers all over the world. Bill started playing guitar in 1958, dancing in 1976, calling in 1985, and playing bass in 1993. He has been singing all his life. 

Bill plays with fiddle/dulcimer/cello/piano player and singer Pam Weeks -- and others -- in the Maine-based Cajun dance band, Jimmyjo & the Jumbol'Ayuhs; with folk trio T-Acadie, with the Maine contradance band, Scrod Pudding. He hopes to keep meeting more dancers, musicians and callers in the Northeast and across the country; learning new dances and tunes; and making new friends.