Unleashed CD cover photo

Gypsy Meltdown features a trio of musicians active in the traditional American folk dance scene. With Kathy Kerr on fiddle and mandolin, Colleen Reed on flute, saxophone and percussion, and Keith Gillis on guitar, Gypsy Meltdown weaves together old and new melodies from New England, Appalachia, and the British Isles with rhythm, groove and attitude.

Our band name Gypsy Meltdown inspires a unique set of musical moods. One is the entrancing, seductive feel of the gypsy meltdown in contra dancing when two dancers circle each other with locked eyes before melting into a swing. The other is the exuberant, high-energy romping and leaping of Gypsy, Colleen’s German Shepherd.

We live in the Washington, DC area and play for contra dances, concerts, weddings, and parties.

“Unleashed,” our debut album, was released in June 2006.

Online NPR program All Songs Considered featured Gypsy Meltdown for their Open Mic segment on November 17, 2006.

We're now on Facebook!

We are now selling individual mp3 tracks that you can download from CDBaby.com!

Kathy moved to Colorado! Don't miss our Farewell-For-Now Tour November 30 - December 2, 2012.


Here’s what people are saying about “Unleashed:”

“I love it. It's one of my favourite CDs to knit on my knitting machines to − the rhythm is just right! Esp. "Prius envy". Oh, and I've got that too!”

“I think the CD is fabulous! It will probably become one my most frequently played discs.”

“It is a crisp fresh sound. You folks worked very hard to accomplish this, but you really have a fine product to show for it.”

“You really do hit a fabulous groove & you sound so terrific together.”

“Love the cover concept. Really enjoy the music too − I'm going to have to learn a few of those tunes!”

“Well as far as I'm concerned, the artwork & design are so terrific, I don't even care what the music sounds like.”