I play a lot of music with my wife, the lovely and talented Karen Ashbrook, who plays hammered dulcimer and wooden flute. You can see some video of us:
We often have percussionist Steve Bloom back us up, and then we're called Pavilion Three.
(performance at the Kennedy Center - YouTube video)
Karen and I also play in a contradance band called Cabaret Sauvignon. Andrea Hoag plays fiddle and David Wiesler plays piano. (performances at the Kennedy Center Millennium stage - YouTube video)
Check out our new "Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts (KAPO)" Public Facebook Page!
Here's a couple of pictures of a recent gig, the Twelfth Night ball at the Riversdale Mansion, with caller, Jim Wass. Quelle élégance!
"What a treat to have you and Paul with us. I was wowed by your selection of music and musicianship and the gracious way you both contributed to our festival. I really enjoyed sitting in on Paul’s class too. Thanks so much for joining us this year. "
Norm Williams, Pocono Winter Dulcimer Fest, 2016