Ozark Folk Center Announces 2015 Southern Regional Dulcimer Champions

The Ozark Folk Center hosted the 38th Annual Dulcimer Jamboree in Mountain View, Arkansas.  The Dulcimer Jamboree provided workshops in both mountain and hammer dulcimers at all levels of playing skills.  Evening concerts featured workshop instructors along with their regular cast of local and regional bands.  The Saturday evening concert featured the contestants of the Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship and the Southern Regional Hammer Dulcimer Championship.


Remembering Tut Taylor 1923-2015

We were saddened today when word reached us about the death of longtime Dobro pioneer “Tut” Taylor.

Tut was a longtime friend of the Walnut Valley Festival and in the early days of Walnut Valley Festivals was an entertainer and staff member of the Walnut Valley Occasional paper.

The online archives are back

Our webmaster informs us that all 469 artists and 504 contest winners to date are up in the new web site.  We still have a lot to add, but browse our history... we're sure you can lose some time!

Dan Crary - Coming Back to Walnut Valley 44

We want to send out our congratulations to the most recent addition to the list of hired artists for the 2015 Walnut Valley Festival, Dan Crary – legendary flatpicker and as of March 7th a card carrying member of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.

Dan will be here in September (#36 for him?) with world class banjo musician Bill Evans and super songsmith Steve Spurgin.