|Whiskey Before Breakfast kicks off the Faculty Concert on Friday night (L-R: Ken Kolodner, Gretchen van Houten, Steve Eulberg, Neal Hellman, Janita Backer, Irma Reeder and Scott Reeder )|
I was honored to be part of an amazing staff and faculty for the 3rd Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival in Albuquerque in the middle of October.
Hosted by Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church with mind-tickling views to the east:
|(A controlled burn...we always hope!)|
|The glories of the American Southwest on stunning display|
|Bluegrass on Mountain Dulcimer was a very popular class!|
|Neal Hellman's ChordBook finally opened the mountain |
dulcimer forme nearly 30 years ago.
|Janita Baker: her Blues and Ragtime book|
expanded the dulcimer for me!
|Fiddling master Ken Kolodner|
and Miss McLeod's/Have You Gone to Meeting, Uncle Joe? for which I played Galax style:
|Best played on Baritone|
Next up? The Colorado Dulcimer Festival, Feb 1-2, 2013 in Fort Collins!
Special thanks to Peter Eshrick for sharing these photos. View his entire photo album here