Gypsy Gyppo String Band

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Gypsy Gyppo String Band
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Old-time music
Years active 1970s

The Gypsy Gyppo String Band was an American an old-time music band, based in Seattle, Washington.

Active in the 1970s, it brought a contemporary sensibility to this music, treating it "as source material rather than holy writ."[1] The band played a key role in reviving this music, bringing it out to the dying milieu of Grange halls and the somewhat-staid milieu of organized Modern Western square dance to a hip, young urban audience. It laid the foundation of a square dance and contra dance scene in and around Seattle that continues to this day.[1]



  1. ^ a b Ross, John (December 2008). "The Gypsy Gyppo String Band" Archived 2009-04-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Seattle Metropolitan. p. 70.
  2. ^ a b c d [dead link] "The Gypsy Gyppo Stringband". Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Accessed February 11, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e "List of Titles on Folk Music: The Bay Years, Vol. 1". Accessed February 11, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Inventory of the John T. Huddle Collection, 1936–1993". Manuscripts Department, University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Accessed February 11, 2009.

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