The Ivory Boys

David DiGiuseppe
David has been performing professionally since 1978 as a soloist and with numerous bands. He is known for his fiery and emotive playing, and is equally at home performing Irish tunes in a pub, French musettes in a cabaret, contra or Cajun music for a dance, or in the intimate setting of a concert hall. David is a founding member of the contra bands FootLoose and Contrazz.

DiGiuseppe has released three solo recordings. He has also published two collections of traditional tunes and a left-hand technique book for accordion through Mel Bay Publications.

David's web site



Jim Roberts
Jim has been fascinated with percussion since childhood and still keeps the kid as part of his percussive art. He performs with instruments from all over the world including West African djembe, Cuban cajon, Middle Eastern dumbek, and Brazilian panderio.

Jim has been playing for contra dances since 1990, performing with Footloose and other bands. His work in African, Cuban, classical, jazz and other percussive genres has helped him develop new ideas and grooves with the standard contra dance repertoire.

Jim has released three recordings, and has performed with Flecktone members Futureman and Victor Wooten, The Horse Flies, Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers), and Billy Dean (1995 Reba McEntire tour).

Jim's web site


George Paul

(still waiting)