Abby Ladin grew up in the East Coast traditional folk music revival of the 1970s. As a dancer Abby was clogging by the age of 6, performing with her sister Evie by age 10, and touring nationally at 18 with the dance and music company Rhythm In Shoes (RIS). Abby has collaborated with musician and composer Malcolm Dalglish in The Welcome Table, a midwinter spectacle including original dance, music and choral arrangements of poems by Wendell Berry. In 2013 Abby joined a cast of percussive dance all-stars for Carry It On, a film and performance project celebrating the Wheatland Music Organization’s 40th anniversary festival in Remus, Michigan. Abby plays stand-up bass and sings harmony vocals in White Mule, founded by the late Garry Harrison, with whom she recorded the legendary Red Prairie Dawn album in 2000. She and husband Sam Bartlett reinforce the rhythm section of The Hogwire Stringband with master fiddler, Brad Leftwich. Abby lives in Bloomington, Indiana with Sam and their three hilarious kids.