Cascade Crossing

A Portland, Oregon based band

Playing incredible contra dance music

Carl Thor - piano, dulcimer, mando   Lori Prime - Fiddle
Rich Goss - guitar, percussion   Sarah Goss - Bass, whistle, oboe

Cascade Crossing
UBC in Vancouver, BC

Cascade Crossing on YouTube:
Eugene, OR - Sept 2011
NW Folklife, Seattle, WA - May 2013

Cascade Crossing is currently one of the hottest and most sought after bands in the Pacific Northwest region. They have developed a reputation for intense creativity, breadth of instrumentation, and energizing dance crowds. Cascade Crossing's music is influenced by many styles, with touches of baroque, Caribbean, Celtic, Klezmer, traditional, northern, southern, jazz and ragtime. With many original tunes, expect the unexpected, from hard-driving reels to smooth, mysterious jigs. Using their wide range of instrumentation and styles, Cascade Crossing fills the dance hall with an exciting palette of musical colors and textures.

"The best contra dance band at the festival!"
"There aren't enough superlatives to describe Cascade Crossing!"
       - Dancers at NW Folklife Festival, Seattle
"Unique. Full sound! Lots of variety!"
       - Dancers from Portland, Oregon
"Nothing like our usual bands!"
       - Organizers and dancers virtually everywhere