Come out and experience two virtuoso folk artists laying it down individually and in duo performance on Saturday, December 16 at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org.
Dan Landrum is the nation’s best known dulcimer artist, having been tapped for three world tours with keyboardist Yanni. Dan’s pioneering percussion-based approach to hammer dulcimer has taken him to major festivals throughout North America over the past thirty years. He has recorded five CD’s featuring many original tunes, and has performed as soloist with choirs and symphony orchestras. He is a master educator as well, having created an online dulcimer school, and for the past ten years he has been publisher of the national trade journal Dulcimer Players News. Dan’s playing style ranges from expressive to exuberant, and one can hear influences from Celtic, Appalachian, ethnic, jazz, and rock styles. Not only is Dan without peer as a dulcimer artist, he is also a passionate humanitarian who harnesses the power of music for positive change.
Aaron O’Rourke began performing on mountain dulcimer at the age of 16. Within a short period he was headlining at dulcimer camps and traditional music festivals across the US, including Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, WCU’s Dulcimer Week, Augusta Heritage Center’s Traditional Music Week, Kentucky Music Week, The Florida Folk Festival and more. He has won the National Mountain Dulcimer Competition, the Florida Old-Time Music Competition, and the Southeastern Dulcimer Contest. Aaron has authored twenty instructional books for mountain dulcimer and is a regular contributor of video lessons to Dan Landrum’s dulcimerschool.com. Aaron has released three albums as solo artist and two albums with the Aaron O’Rourke Trio. His latest recording titled Unaccompanied features solo tracks on mountain dulcimer, banjammer (a banjo/dulcimer hybrid), and finger-style guitar. The album pulls influences from classical music, jazz and traditional fiddle tunes, while making forays into the raw energy of Aaron’s early years in a punk band.
photos from David Beaton