Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen magazine> magazine says: "The Moving Violations presents another side of contra music, with a fusion approach that adds their arrangements of dance tunes from Scandanavia and Eastern Europe to contra's Anglo-Celtic framework, all played with affectionate abandon. Their smoothly layered sound is as diverse as their repertoire, as twin fiddles blend with various mixtures of piano, accordion, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, and percussion."
The Moving Violations are:
Cis Hinkle has delighted contra and square dancers since 1985 with her skilled teaching, welcoming manner, playful enthusiasm, and masterful selection of dances. She is in great demand at music and dance festivals all over the US, England, and Denmark. When not on the road, Cis teaches t'ai chi classes in her native Atlanta, Georgia.
Blue Moon (Alabama): Cis Hinkle calls dynamic contras and fast-moving squares with zest and simplicity. Her enthusiastic calling is appreciated at dances across the United States, Canada, England, and Scandinavia. Her fun squares have converted more than one curmudgeonly contra dancer who “doesn’t like squares”. A lovely dancer, when she doesn’t have a microphone, her fluidity on the floor translates nicely into calling that helps translate the words and music into something that can really be called dancing.
Cis lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but must be racking up some serious Frequent Flyer miles as she travels to the many weekend festivals that look to her skills. She’s made the trip to Huntsville many times over the years, and we’re always glad to have her back!