Bill Olson is a contradance caller and choreographer, a community “barn dance” leader and caller, and a community dance organizer from Maine. Bill has played and called for dances in over 25 states. His dance compositions, known for their high potential energy and excellent flow, are called by contradance callers all over the world.
Bill also plays guitar and acoustic bass in several Maine and New England based bands. His guitar style is rhythmically driving and very supportive of the melody and he plays regularly in Québecois, Cajun, Old Time and New England styles. Bill started playing guitar in 1958, dancing in 1976, calling in 1985, and playing bass in 1993. He has been singing all his life.