One of the most in demand upright players on the contra circuit,
Stuart's musical interests range from New England contradance music to Cajun and Blues. His flexibility and personality allow
him to play with many successful dance bands. A former 13 year member of Wild Asparagus, Stuart has a long history with several
musicians. Although Stuart's music has brought him coast to coast, his musical home is at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield,
Massachusetts, where he plays for and hosts many dances. He and his wife Alice host the TopHill Music series of Contradance
Parties at the Guiding Star Grange on second and fourth saturday nights.
In addition to dances, Stuart offers instruction
in upright bass for dance musicians, and Northern style 5-string banjo.
Want traditional music at your wedding or event?
Stuart is a master organizing musicians and or a caller that will best suit your party.