Blackpot Camp Staff 2013

Al BerardLegendary Cajun Fiddler.

Ann Savoy – Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, and matriarch of the Savoy family

Anna Gevalt - Transcendent Appalachian Folklorist, Story Teller, and Musician.

Big Paul - Creole Cook/Zydeco Washboard Extraordinaire.

Blake MillerAccordion, Fiddle – Founding member of the Pine Leaf Boys, now showcases his original cajun songs with the Revelers.

Cary Fridley - Old-time singing, guitar, bass. Member of the Appalachian super-group the Sway Back Sisters. 

Chas Justus - Founding member and guitarist of the Red Stick Ramblers, and now the Revelers – brings his Memphis upbringing and cajun immersion into everything he plays.

Chris Miller - Saxophone, Clarinet. Newest member of the Revelers, Chris comes from a jazz background with a lifelong love of folk music, all of which comes out in whatever style he’s playing.

Clelia StefaniniMost recently the 2013 Clifftop Fiddle Competiton 1st Place Winner, Clelia is one of the most exciting young old-time fiddlers performing today, and a wonderful and patient teacher.  

Corey PorscheCajun and Zydeco Dance instruction. One of our favorite people and most talented dancers and teachers.

Daniel CoolikFiddle, Mandolin, Guitar – Multi-insturmentalist from the Revelers with a background in jazz and bluegrass from Atlanta, GA.

Eric FreyBassist, Singer, and Songwriter for the Revelers – his groove is unmistakable.

Elizabeth LaPrelle - Possessed with a larger than life voice, Elizabeth’s old-time singing and playing is timeless.

Jesse Lege - One of the great cajun accordion players and singers.

Mark PalmsCajun/Zydeco fiddler/accordion of Creole du Nord

Rick GoodExpert claw hammer and finger-style old-time banjo.

Rose Sinclair - One of the most in-demand steel guitarists in Austin, TX.

Rosie Newton - Old time fiddle, harmony singing. Known for her work with Richie Stearns, Preston Frank and Ed Poulard, and more.

Sharon Leahy - An award winning percussive dancer, a natural musician and a versatile singer with a good ear for harmony, Sharon has been slapping iron to wood, laying pick to strings and lifting her voice in song for over thirty years.

Tom Mitchell - Guitar. From the Django Reinhardt tradition, and as a featured guest of Ann Savoy’s Sleepless Knights, Tom Mitchell swings.

Trevor Stuart - FiddleAlong with his twin brother Travis, the Stuart Brothers are the real deal when it comes to traditional music from Western North Carolina.