Buddy System play acoustic music for contra dances, techno contras, concerts, and festivals. Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle, mandolin, foot percussion) and Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion, jawharp) have taken the country by storm since they started performing together in 2014. They’ve played for dancers in more than twenty states, at some of the biggest dance festivals in the country.
Noah and Julie play as an acoustic duo, using fiddle, feet, didgeridoo, piano, and jawharp. They are occasionally joined by a third musician (then, Julie may play accordion and Noah may play mandolin). They play original compositions, traditional tunes from Ireland, Quebec, Appalachia, and France, and modern tunes collected from their travels in the music scene.