John Kirk’s lyric voice, sense of humor and versatile instrumental skills have earned him widespread recognition in folk and traditional music circles. On ﬁddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, keyboard and ukulele, John demonstrates a vast knowledge of musical traditions. He is on the music faculty at Bennington College in Vermont and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. and is a teaching artist in public school music and dance residences. John has performed with Pete Seeger, Tom Chapin, Kate Wolfe, John Sebastian, Jay Ungar, Walt Michael & Company, the Vanaver Caravan, the Woodshed Allstars and The Burns Sisters. In addition to his group, Quickstep, John continues touring with the Susquehanna String Band. The Dixie Chicks recorded his song, Long Roads. He teaches and calls dances and has toured as a duo with Trish Miller throughout the world since 1988. Many of their music selections are rooted in the local lore of the northeast woodlands.
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