Upcoming

Thursday-Sunday,  February 2-5, 2023

QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival 9.0

Online

Instructor

  • 1 1/2 Fret Tips, Tricks, and How-To's (Level 2) - Find out why, in some ways, I consider this the most important fret on your dulcimer.
  • Piano Exercises for Mountain Dulcimer (Level 3) - Learn from the great masters.
  • Don't Look Down! (Level 4) - Especially valuable for people who want to play in front of others or sing with their dulcimers.
  • Making a Song Really Sparkle! (Level 4) - A specialty of mine.

 

I'm performing in the Sunday concert that starts at 5:00pm EST. I go on around 5:30.

https://www.virtualdulcimerfest.com/

 

March 3-5, 2023

Mountain Dulcimer Music Festival

(Dulcimer Association of Albany) 

Latham, NY

Featured Artist

Teaching 4 workshops and performing a full-length set in the Saturday evening concert.

  • Chuck Berry Style (INT-ADV)
  • Sing Along with Your Dulcimer (NOV)
  • Play Gershwin - Without Extra Frets (ADV)
  • Learning from Bugle Calls (BEG)
  • Folk Revival Jam (ALL)

 

https://www.dulcimerassociationofalbany.com/2023.htm

 

Friday-Saturday,  May 4-6, 2023

Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Littleton, CO

Performer & Workshop Leader

  • Absolute Beginners 1 … Let’s Start At the Very Beginning
  • Absolute Beginners 2 … We’ve Only Just Begun
  • Unexpected Songs That Don't Require Extra Frets (INT)
  • Two-Hand Tapping (ADV)

https://www.coloradodulcimerfestival.com/

 

Friday-Saturday,  June 25-30, 2023

Kentucky Music Week

Shepherdsville, KY

Instructor

  • Chromatic Dulcimer: The Basics! (B/I - I)
  • Approaching Today’s Music on Mountain Dulcimer (INT)
  • Chromatic Topics for Experienced Players (INT-ADV)
  • Baritone Dulcimer:  Similar, but Wonderfully Different! (B/I - I)

("B/I - I" is KMW's "Almost Intermediate" level. They'll also be suitable for Intermediate players and people who are new to that type of dulcimer.)

https://kentuckymusicweek.com/

 


Online events

Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (Online) ... May 2020

Chromatic Dulcimer Summit ... July 2021

DulcimerCrossing.com ... Live webcast, July 2018

Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering (Online) ... July 2021

Folk Project "Streaming Tuesdays" concert series (Online) ... January 2022

Folk Project Television (Online) ... Featured guest, April 2022

Mountain Dulcimer Music Festival (Online - Dulcimer Assoc. of Albany, NY) ... March 2021  

North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association (NGFDA) Virtual Festival (Online) ... November 2022

Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival (Online) ... October 2020, October 2021

Pocono Dulcimer Fest (Online) ... April 2021

QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival (Online) ... June 2020, August 2020, February 2021, June 2021, February 2022, June 2022, October 2022

Send in the Music (Online) ... Mystery guest, October 2021 

Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat (Online) ... November 2021


Recent

August Dulcimer Daze (VT) ... Instructor, August 2021

Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (Online) ... Featured artist at the first online dulcimer festival, May 2020 

The Bitter End (Greenwich Village, NY) ... Electric rock set, February 2020 

Colorado Dulcimer Festival (Littleton, CO) ... Workshop Instructor & Performer, February 2020 

FabFest Charlotte (Beatles festival in NC) ... Performer, July 2022

Folk Project Television (Online) ... Featured guest, April 2022

Fundraising event (Erie, PA) ... Featured performer, October 2019 

Genesee Valley Mountain Dulcimer Club (NY) ... Day of workshops & concert, October 2019

House concerts in Schwenksville and Pittsburgh, PA, October 2022

Misery Bay Dulcimer Club (PA) ... Day of workshops & concert, October 2019

Mountain Dulcimer Music Festival (Dulcimer Association of Albany, NY) ... March 2019, 2020, 2021 (online), and 2022 

North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association (NGFDA) Virtual Festival (Online) ... November 2022

Pocono Dulcimer Fest (Online) ... April 2021

QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival (Online) ... June 2020, August 2020, February 2021, June 2021, February 2022, June 2022, October 2022

Roanoke Valley Dulcimers (VA) ... Day of workshops & concert, July 2022

Send in the Music (Online) ... Mystery guest, October 2021 

Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (NJ) ... Featured performer, July 2022 

Walnut Beach Farmers' Market (CT) ... August 2019


Selected past events:

As performer:

August Dulcimer Daze (VT) ... Workshop instructor, August 2017, 2018, 2021

Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering (CA - Online) ... Featured performer, 2020

Chromatic Dulcimer Summit (Online) ... 2021

DulcimerCrossing.com ... Live webcast, July 2018

Dulcimer Day in Duluth (MN) ... Featured performer, 2016

Dulcimer Folk Association (DF#A) benefit show (CT) ... Featured performer, 2015

Fair On the Green (Milford, CT)

Folk Music Society of New York Fall Weekend (NY) ... Featured performer, 2017

Folk Project Acoustic Music Getaway (formerly Folk Project Festival, NJ) ... Several times

Horses Sing None of It (NJ) ... Featured guest on public access TV music/interview show, 2017

Lagniappe Dulcimer Fête (LA) ... Featured performer, 2018

May Fair (Cos Cob, CT) ... 2017

North Mianus Pow-Wow (Riverside, CT) ... Several times

Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival (CT) ... Featured performer, 2013

Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse (PA) ... 2018

Private event (NJ) ... April 2018

Private event (CT) ... August 2019

QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival (Online) ... 2020, 2021

Troubadour (formerly Minstrel) Acoustic Concert Series (NJ) ... Several times, 1976-2022

Assorted events in local schools, as performer or accompanist

  

As instructor / workshop leader:

August Dulcimer Daze (VT) ... 2017, 2018, 2021

Chromatic Dulcimer Summit (Online) ... 2021

Cranberry Dulcimer Gathering (NY) ... Numerous times

Folk Project Acoustic Music Getaway (formerly Folk Project Festival, NJ) ... Numerous times

Kentucky Music Week (KY) ... 2016, 2017

Mountain Dulcimer Music Festival (Dulcimer Association of Albany, NY) ... Numerous times, most recently 2021

New England Regional Folk Alliance conference (NERFA) (CT) ... Mentor, 2017-2019

Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival (CT) ... 2004-present

Pocono Dulcimer Fest (PA) ... Numerous times, most recently 2021

QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival (Online) ... 2020, 2021

 

Sam also has many CDs. Unfortunately, they are of other artists.