Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mountain Dulcimer + Bowed Saw

I've been listening to my recent recordings from the Radio Springs Hotel in Lyonville, Victoria, Australia, and I'm sharing two more from a performance on October 23, 2010.  These two tunes belong to Phil Mac, my bowed-saw-playing, Aussie-muso-songwriter, friend.  Here's my photo of Phil from last year:



Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Music With A Mountain Dulcimer

This blog post was updated on March 11, 2011.

I've been sharing my mountain dulcimer sounds by uploading music to another blog since the beginning of the year.  I have enjoyed making this collection of tunes that Adrian Kosky and I regularly play at the Radio Springs Hotel in Lyonville, Victoria, Australia.  We are now calling our duo "Table Hill," and from time-to-time we let the duo grow by inviting our friends, Phil Mac and Tony Soccio, to play along with us.  It's quite a learning experience to listen to our music AFTER it has already been performed.  Most of the time I like what I hear, and I am thankful for that!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Mountain Dulcimer Story

Last weekend I had the chance to introduce a couple of new friends to my Memphis-made mountain dulcimers, and I am thankful for that.

People often ask me how long I have been playing a mountain dulcimer, and that is not really an easily answered question.  I can't really put a date to the day I decided I would always play music with a mountain dulcimer....but I remember a time when I began to hope and pray that I would not quit playing music with my mountain dulcimer.  I knew I had given up other interests....like acting, singing, sewing, embroidery, painting, latch-hook rug-making, etc.  I connected with making music with my mountain dulcimer in such an intimate/spiritual way that I knew it was something I could always enjoy and would always need.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Walk Around the Lake in Daylesford, Victoria, AU

I enjoyed a walk with some new friends today.  Daylesford Lake is encircled by a beautiful walking trail....combine that with new friendship and laughter.....what a blessing!



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Been Told By The Messenger, song by Adrian Kosky

I'm happy to share the song, "Been Told by the Messenger," which was written by Adrian Kosky during a visit to Clarksdale, Mississippi, after a visit with George Messenger at George's place called, Messenger's.  George Messenger told Adrian that The Blues is dead....Adrian wrote this song as a way of processing that information.

We performed this version of Adrian's song at the Radio Springs Hotel in Lyonville, Victoria, AU, a couple of weeks ago with our friend Tony Soccio.  In this recording Adrian is playing guitar and tamborine, I am playing mountain dulcimer, and Tony is playing mandolin.  Click here to hear the song, Been Told by the Messenger. 

I like this song.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Music With a Mountain Dulcimer

I've been sharing my mountain dulcimer sounds by uploading music to another blog since the beginning of the year.  I have enjoyed making this collection of tunes that Adrian Kosky and I regularly play at the Radio Springs Hotel in Lyonville, Victoria, Australia.  We are now calling our duo "Table Hill," and from time-to-time we let the duo grow by inviting our friends, Phil Mac and Tony Soccio, to play along with us.  It's quite a learning experience to listen to our music AFTER it has already been performed.  Most of the time I like what I hear, and I am thankful for that!

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