posted Thu., Jun 8th, 2017
Thumb Picking workshops, a Traditional Thumb Picking Guitar Contest and the 3rd Annual Arkansas State Finger Style Guitar Championship filled the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas with guitar players of all talent levels
May 19th and 20th, 2017.
posted Fri., May 12th, 2017
The Ozark Folk Center hosted the 40th 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 Mountain Dulcimer Championship.
Steeped in American music traditions such as bluegrass, folk, ragtime, rock and country, Grass It Up has shaped a unique brand of Americana that expresses the feeling of life in today’s American West. Their stories translate to timeless songs that touch the heart of their listeners, and their melodic instrumentation bends rules. Grass It Up has been producing their own original music since 2005, and is celebrating their 6th full-length album this summer, Borrowed Time, recorded live on March 12, 2016 at the Western Jubilee Recording Company in Colorado Springs.
Joshua Messick, Hammered Dulcimer
Asheville, North Carolina-based National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Joshua Messick,
breathes new life into the ancient, enchanting hammered dulcimer. Be transported as he
weaves cinematic stylings and endless imagination with virtuosic performances. With over
twenty years of performance and recording experience, he composes music featuring the
hammered dulcimer and also enjoys collaborating with musical artists around the world.
Recently, Joshua traveled to Japan to be the featured instrumentalist on the soundtrack for the