Rounders ~ '...young men, carefree and assertive in spirit, 
often risqué and associated with the banjo...'

Who ARE the Reed Island Rounders??
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We're looking forward to all the fine fiddlers' conventions
and festivals this summer!
See you there!


We are proud to introduce our new CD!!
"Wild Goose Chase"

Wild Goose Chase CD cover
Betty Vornbrock ~ fiddle
Kirk Sutphin ~ banjo & fiddle
Billy Cornette ~ guitar & vocals
Hilary Dirlam ~ bass

On our way to the Bluff Country Gathering, the Rounders will present two house concerts:
May 16, 2017, in Youngstown, Ohio
May 17, 2017 in Batavia, Illinois
These concerts are open to the public but may require reservations. Please contact Betty for more information.

RIR - Kirk Sutphin, Betty Vornbrock, Billy Cornette

Many thanks to all who helped make our 2014 Southwest Tour a success!
To our friends, old and new, who hosted us, the organizers of the FFOTM, AFTM, and Judy Muldawer, and all the music lovers and dancers who came out to see us!

The best quote of the trip, from an enthusiastic dancer at our Flagstaff house Concert:
"You were throwing it down, and I was finding my groove!"

Big thanks also to our bandmates for the trip, for their music and friendship. Hilary Dirlam is such a fine musician, and hats off to Scott for being our fearless driver!

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Lanesboro, MN ~ May 18-21, 2017

The Bluff Country Gathering is a four-day event presenting traditional American music, dance and singing styles.
The Rounders will join the other wonderful staff in leading workshops and playing for concert sets and dances!

Many thanks to all the wonderful pickers who joined us at Folly Beach and Janie's Jumpstart!
And many more thanks to the Lowcountry Friends of Old Time Music, and to Janie/Pete/Kellie for setting up these two fun weekends. We hope to do more in the future.

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Billy on national TV!
In 1962 and again on April 4th, 2012 -
broadcast on NBC's "Rock Center".
Here's a teaser ~ watch for a young Billy!

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 CD Recordings & clips:
"Goin' Back"
"Hand Me Downs"

"Wild Goose Chase"

Burning Wolf Records Other Recordings:
"Side by Side"

Betty & J.P. Fraley
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Support local music along the Crooked Road Music Trail in SW Virginia & North Carolina! Look for the Rounders and other fine Old-Time & Bluegrass bands in the line-up at the Rex Theater in downtown Galax, VA!

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