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Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American Old Time Dance Music

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Please join Foot-Notes at its next public dance
in the historic West Ridge Church hall near Waukon, IA,
on Saturday, October 19, from 7-10 PM! See our Schedule page for directions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We announced at our last HIghlandville dance
that we would be playing a benefit dance for the schoolhouse on Oct. 12.
We have decided to postpone this event until we receive word about
the school's inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Beth Hoven Rotto - fiddle

Jon Rotto - guitar, vocals

 Bill Musser  - acoustic bass,


Foot-Notes playing on the street at Nordic Fest 2011 in Decorah
Photo courtesy of Julie Berg-Raymond

  . . . a lucky throwback, a dash of cold water in the face--
a wake up call, if you will . . . Decorah's marvelous Foot-Notes are
a sprightly quartet which . . . has specialized in
the antiquated, unamplified music of their immigrant Norwegian ancestors . . .
Foot-Notes are a terrific, organic band-- the likes of which

we just haven't found in these parts for some time.
Take the kids and shake your feet ...
----- Jim Musser (no relation to Foot-Notes bassist), music reviewer,

Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, IA

. . . a charming string band from Decorah. Their vibrant performances at
     community dances are significant catalysts for fostering an appreciation for
     traditional dance music within the area's Norwegian-American community.
----- Gregory Hansen, folklorist, Bloomington, IN


Band History & Profile
|Recordings  |  Dance / Concert Schedule  |||Links


Site last updated: 8 October 2013

Check out our site! If you have further questions about the band or
would like to inquire re. booking Foot-Notes, call Beth at 563/382-9315

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