If you’ve been following the blog or my Instagram for a bit, chances are you’ve seen my Mize dulcimer and the newest addition to the family (a Blue Lion). Today, I want to share a little about Ron Ewing dulcimers. Not sure what a mountain dulcimer is, exactly? Read this article to find out! I […]
MusicWhat is the Mountain Dulcimer?
I started playing mountain dulcimer when I was twelve years old, and they are one of my favorite folk instruments. However, they are still relatively obscure! It’s a shame, because they have a beautiful tone, are accessible and easy to play, and can achieve a surprising level of sophistication. Read on for a Q&A about […]
MusicTips for Playing Robert Mize Dulcimers
Robert Mize was a legend among dulcimer makers and players. My parents took me to meet him and pick out a dulcimer at the Hearthside Festival at Unicoi State Park many years ago. My Mize dulcimer was a present for my 15th birthday. At that point, I had been playing for a few years on […]
MusicParsons Alley with Greg Carey
Hanging out with other indie musicians is always a riot, especially when they happen to be family. I was able to stop by and nab some shots for my brother at a recent gig at Parsons Alley in Duluth, Georgia. For his live sets, he does a mix of originals and covers. Go listen to […]