The Dulcimer guy

Official website of Matthew Dickerson 2012 National Hammer Dulcimer Champion.

Matthew Dickerson is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and National Champion on the hammered dulcimer.  His record and performances offer a delightful compilation of crowd favorites ranging from traditional, to classical, to 100% original.

Toe-Tapping Fun - The Odell Weeks Performance

Last night, Matthew had the opportunity to perform at the Odell Weeks Recreation Center here in Aiken, along with the Savannah River String Band!

Vicki Gibboney, the "leader" of the band, had asked Matthew to perform a few songs solo as the featured performer and then join in with their band for the last few songs.  This was Matthew's first official performance in Aiken (where we live).  Most of his events are in the surrounding cities: Columbia, Charleston, or Augusta.  So it was a special treat to have him perform right here in my hometown!

(Just as a side note, Vicki had been my sister's hammered dulcimer teacher years ago, so it was nice to be able to catch back up with her and hear her group perform again!)

The evening started out with some great toe-tapping jigs and reels, with a few waltzes thrown in.  ( A few brave couples even got up to dance!)  They all did a great job of keeping the audience entertained and eager for the next song.

Although the original plan had been to hold the event outside, due to weather, it was brought inside.  But it was still a great turnout!  We are so thankful to everyone who showed up to enjoy the evening with us!

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