Hunt and Allison Smith are multi-talented musicians. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion, songs, stories, dances, and unexpected participatory musical experiences are just part of their musical programming. Offering traditional American song and dance, educational programs and concerts, Hunt and Allison perform at schools, libraries, parties, family and contra dances, weddings, and jollifications of all sorts! They are roster artists with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and Maine Arts Commission. They serve on the board of the Down East Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA) and are Arts Coordinators for the Maine Highlands Council for the Arts in Dover-Foxcroft.
Allison has been a singer and musician all her life. She studied music at Boston University College of Fine Arts, taught music in public schools, has been a choir director and song leader. She is the “house caller” for the contra dances at the Central Hall Commons in Dover-Foxcroft and Finn Hall in Monson, Maine, and plays with Some Reel People, the contra dance band.
Hunt is a life-long folk musician. For over 15 years Hunt taught and played at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. He has made and restored violins, violas and cellos, plays blues guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle, and is a member of Some Reel People, the contra dance band for Piscataquis County, Maine.
Together they play and sing for schools, libraries, dances, private parties and other events. They specialize in traditional music of old New England, playing fiddle, accordion, keyboard, guitar, banjo, mandolin and much more!