Earliest Resonator Dulcimer Photo?


Thanks to the sleuthing of Butch Ross in the DPN (Dulcimer Players New) Archives, Park Gortney, from E. Sparta, Ohio, has come to my attention!

When I wrote and published my Dulci-Bro:  Methods & Resources for Playing Resonator Dulcimer, in 2019, I included the known history at the time, which suggested that the Kentucky instrument builder, Homer Ledford, had produced the earliest version of a dulci-bro or resonator dulcimer.  It turns out that his photo is dated in the first half of the year o…

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An Encyclopedia of Live Workshops & Concerts Archive


by Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff and I built DulcimerCrossing to be a resource for people like us, who lived beyond the boundaries of the dulcimer world (or sometimes at its edges) in order to support and equip people long to play and enjoy making music for themselves on the instruments they love.

So we have over 200 courses of lessons for mountain and hammered dulcimers, chromatic mountain dulcimers, dulci-bro and fiddle!

And, It just struck me how much MORE rich and full this resource is, ri…

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Dulci-bro Performances

by Steve Eulberg I just love this instrument and gathered the videos of these performances for you to enjoy. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Gig type: Outdoor Tune: Crawdad Song

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Gig Type: Concert Window Tune: Swing Low

Location: Owl Mountain Music Studio, San Mateo, CA

Gig Type: Concert Tune: Fish Ain't Bitin'

Location: Rialto Theatre, Loveland, CO [vimeo 150310444 w=640 h=360]

Fish Ain't Bitin' Dulcibro from Steve Eulberg on Vimeo.

Gig T…

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You Name It Blues on Dulci-Bro

As part of our Blues Series, we have uploaded Steve's original tune, The You Name It Blues for Dulci-bro (resonator dulcimer).

  Steve will be teaching a week-long class on Dulci-bro or resonator dulcimers at Kentucky Music Week June 21-26, 2015. (This is one of several learning opportunities which DulcimerCrossing supports with scholarships.  Contact the camp directly to inquire about the scholarship.)  

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