Strings & Things

April 17, 2018

Before I became "musical" [actually before I realized that I had always been "musical"] I would openly confess that the music gene had come to me from the shallow end of the gene pool. And I would marvel and enjoy the musical proclivity of my wife and our children.

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April 10, 2018

VI WICKAM AND JUSTIN BRANUM are two of America's finest fiddlers. Their new album Armadillo On A Hot Tin Roof is a testament to the depth of their musicianship. From traditional old-time tunes to melancholy ballads, jazzy western swing to classic-sounding originals; ea...

April 3, 2018

My first dulcimer teacher was my dad – a fledgling mandolin player. For the first several years that I played dulcimer, I didn't even know any other mountain dulcimer players. I was learning from bluegrass musicians nearby who played guitar, banjo, and fiddle. Turns ou...

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