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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Backstage Views at Streetmosphere

Because Streetmosphere (BeetStreet's on-the-street presentation of live music and art) takes place on sidewalks and public spaces, there is not usually a backstage view.

But on this Friday night, I was stationed between Moe's BBQ and Pueblo Viejo in downtown Fort Collins, both of which have outdoor seating.

My friend, Cynthia Vaughn, from Magnolia Music Studio was out for dinner with her husband and took these "backstage" pictures that let you see some audience participation, reaction.

The younger children were really intrigued and entranced by both dulcimers this night, and enjoyed some "hands-on" opportunities to make music.

(This is how I plant "dulcimer-seeds" in future musicians!)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dutch Hop Dulcimer

Local bass player, Marty Rein, whose father loves Dutch Hop Dulcimer, was playing across the street from me for a Streetmosphere gig in Fort Collins this summer.  During his break he video-ed me playing his request: "The Windsor Special".

I wrote an article about dulcimers in the Dutch Hop Tradition some years ago for  You can read it here.