Sarah Jane Scouten has been building a loyal following across Canada, the UK, Ireland and the EU on the strength of her performances, songwriting and charm. Her set weaves between her own folk and country stories and songs while carrying on the tradition of reimagining the classics handed down through the generations.She is a troubadour at heart, playing cozy house concerts one night and big folk festivals the next day, always looking towards the horizon for the next song and story that she might pick up along the way.The Reed Island Rounders have long been known for not being your typical string band. Drawing from the lonesome hollers of West Virginia, the lively traditions of Kentuckys fiddlers, their local Blue Ridge Mountains styles, and now the North Carolina sounds from Round Peak to the Piedmont, they weave archaic with sophisticated, soulful with foot-stomping, romantic with down-to-earth. The resulting tapestry is alive with texture and color, making for an invigorated dance hall, or a lively and enlightening concert.Each a veteran of festivals, music camps, and dance circuits, Betty, Billy Kirk choose the tunes and songs they love the best, adding a bass for dances, and bringing a unique variety of sounds to each venue.Betty Vornbrocks fiddle bow brings energy to dance tunes, emotion to waltzes and listening tunes, and imagination to her twin fiddle harmonies with Kirk.Billy Cornette keeps his rock solid beat and fanciful bass runs on guitar, and is the vocal lead. Kirk Sutphin, adept in different banjo styles, frails or fingerpicks, complementing each number. His fiddling evokes his Round Peak roots, as well.Reed Island Rounders listeners and dancers will be treated to driving dance beats, tasteful twin fiddling, fun songs, and maybe some music history thrown in!Kirk Sutphin plays in several other duets and groups, so you may catch the Rounders with the talented James Ruchala on banjo, fiddle, and/or mandolin. And our dance band bass Rounders might be Sandy Grover Mason, Hilary Dirlam, or Jack Spence. Betty Billy enjoy the variety and challenges of working up new old tunes with all!