Caller Biographies

Anne Marie Walter

Barbara Groh

Barbara spent most of her life in the traditional music and dance scene, starting with square dancing at age 13 and contra dancing at age 18. She also played old-time banjo since college. In 1989, Barbara became Caller Coordinator for the Triangle Country Dancers in Chapel Hill, NC. She learned to call while filling in when there was no one available to call a dance. She became very passionate about calling dances and sharing the joy of contra dancing in venues all over the East coast from Florida to New Hampshire. Her calling experience ranged from small community dances to large dance festivals. She now lives in Asheville, NC, home of one of the most thriving dance communitites in the known universe.

Beth Molaro

Charley Harvey

Dean Snipes

Diane Silver

Fred Park

Fred's has been calling contra dances in the Southeast for 25 years. Very instrumental in writing and calling traditional dances. Website is

Hank Morris

Jennie Wakefield

Jesse Edgerton

John Combs

Laurie Fisher

Mark Langner

Nick Boulet

Phil Jamison

Rob Harper

Rodney Sutton

Rodney Sutton, a former Junior High teacher, is a traditional dancer, caller, musician, and storyteller. He was both a member and director of the Green Grass Cloggers in their early years, and co-founder of and principle dancer with the Fiddle Puppets(now known as Footworks). In demand nationally as both a caller and teacher of traditional dance styles, he has been on staff at numerous music and dance weeks including Pinewoods, Augusta, Ashokan, and the Swannanoa Gathering. He served as president of the Madison County Arts Council for five years, and he currently produces MCAC’s Bluff Mountain Music Festival, held each June in Hot Springs, N.C. Rodney's friendly style of sharing his love of clogging and flatfooting, along with his welcoming "put you at ease" calling, has made him a favorite at festivals, conventions, and retreats for over 30 years.

Shawn Brenneman

Warren Doyle