About Us

Monroe Street Band
The Monroe Street Band L to R Drew, Gordon, Jane, Mike

Band information is included for the Greasy String Band, Irish sessions, contra dances, and the musical performances that involve the Scott family. Videos of performances on YouTube are listed under Gordon and Jane Scott. Information on local and statewide festivals such as the Southern Music Rising Festival, Florida Fiddlers Association, and Florida Folk Festival can be found by Googling these events.


Greasy String Band

The Scotts play in an old-time band called the Greasy String Band that plays for contra dances around the state. Jane and Gordon won the band contest as the Backdoor Lost Band at the Florida Fiddlers Convention in 2010 with Roger Eudy on guitar. Gordon Scott won 2nd place in the Florida Banjo contest for 2011 & 2012. Jane Scott won 2nd place in the Old-time Division of the Florida State Fiddle Contest in 2012. The Greasy String Band plays for contra dances several times a year at the Senior Citizens Center on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee, Fl. The dances are held every second and fourth Fridays from 7:30-10:30 pm. You can check the dance schedule by going to the website of Tallahassee Community Friends of Old-time Dance.  Gordon plays 5-string banjo in the band, Jane plays fiddle, Brian Hill plays guitar, Jennifer Hill plays bass, and Katy Hill plays fiddle. 


2019 Florida Folk Heritage Award 

Jane Scott was awarded the 2019 Florida Folk Heritage award for her work with Irish traditional fiddling as well as for old-time fiddling. Jane and Gordon Scott started hosting Tallahassee's Irish Sessions in 1992 at The Warehouse. Since then the session grew to be two sessions monthly, a weekly private house session, plus the forming of numerous local Irish trad bands. Jane taught the Irish Ensemble in Florida State University's Music of the Americas program from 2000-2007. She and Gordon have traveled to Ireland many times and studied Irish music at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Ireland and at Elkins, WV with numerous Irish musicians such as Paddy Glackin, Tommy Peoples, James Kelly, Mick Moloney, and Matt Cranitch (Boston College summer workshop). Jane and Gordon formed an Irish band called Na Seamroga and play for special occasions. Jane currently teaches Irish and old-time fiddling at Gordon's String Music.