Wild times in Blue Mountain Lake
There is a gathering of musicians that takes place every summer in the Adirondacks– every summer for the past 28 years. So it was quite an honor for me to be invited as the hammered dulcimer instructor for the Northeast Dulcimer Symposium this year. I had wonderful class, very opened minded willing-to-try-anything students! Two unusual instruments made an appearance at the week: Laurie McCarriar’s hammered mbira and Ken Lovelett’s orthagonal lap drum. Here they are, one clip from the sound check (with Tom White walking in and out of the frame as he set up the stage), and one clip from the performance, which was done in complete darkness while Laurie played with her light-up hammers. Oh man, that was cool!
Ken Lovelett and Laurie McCarriar at the Northeast Dulcimer Symposium, June 2009: