Christopher Wood has been jamming as long as he can remember.  Beginning on the piano and expanding from there, he is in charge of all things guitar and bass in the group and occasionally smacks a drum.  He is an architecture nut at heart and looks after two ferrets in his spare time.  Christopher also plays with the Rosenthorns.

Gabrielle Lanza has both heart and hair of gold.  She keeps the Ripples centered with her driving cajon beats and delicately nuanced shaker rhythms.  And that voice?  Girrrrrl.  When not engaged in laying down the groove, you might find her painting beautiful murals on walls around Cincinnati.  Her current sass operating level hovers around 3000.

Kristen Planeaux has been playing the piano since second grade, but never had as much fun as she does when playing for contra dances.  Unable to choose a single instrument, you may see her playing the flute, a variety of hand drums, or singing.  She enjoys sampling the new restaurant in town and laughing/groaning at her friends’ excellent puns.  Kristen is also a member of Mulberry Street.

Andrew Taylor began playing the fiddle when he was 5 and hasn’t stopped yet. Having played everything from classical, bluegrass, country rock, old time, Scottish, jazz, Irish, and contra, Andrew brings a blend of fiddle styles and effects to the Ripples. Mechanical engineer in his spare time, he enjoys “string theory” and too much soda pop.

Matt Willman was a founding Ripple, and played with the group from 2012 to 2015. You'll hear his fiddling on our album First Wave.