Learn about the dulcimer boom in California in the 1970s

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Learn about the dulcimer boom in California in the 1970s

Postby sweetp » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:20 pm

Hearts of the Dulcimer is a feature-length documentary film about the mountain dulcimer boom in the 1970s in California and its lasting impact. Through colorful interviews, rare archival footage, and live performances, Hearts of the Dulcimer gives a firsthand account of living life in the counterculture, following one's passion, and playing and building mountain dulcimers.

Musical performance or commentary by:
 Michael Rugg, Howard Rugg, Joellen Lapidus, Neal Hellman, Lucy Margaret Long, Robert Force, Aaron O'Rourke, Janet Herman, Laura Devine Burnett, Jean Ritchie, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Carol, Albert d’Ossché, Paul Furnas, Stephen Jackel, Steve Palazzo, Ron Beardslee, and many others.

Over 40 minutes of bonus features:

- McSpadden Dulcimers:
 with Jim Woods, Judy Klinkhammer, and Jack and Mary Giger.

- The Chinchillas:
 with Cal Gravatt and Cindy Gravatt, and Cathy Traut-Hessom.

- Marin Middle School Dulcimer Program:
 with Andrew Eldredge, Peter Eldredge, Ferenc Dobronyi, and MPMS students.

- California Style Dulcimers: 
with Howard and Michael Rugg, Steve Palazzo, Ron Beardslee, Laura Devine Burnett, and Bob Burnett.

- A Dulcimer Love Story:
 with Bonnie Carol and Max Krimmel.

- From Dulcimer to Ukulele:
 with Tony Graziano.

- About the Filmmakers:
 with Patricia Delich and Wayne Jiang.

To purchase the Hearts of the Dulcimer DVD, go to http://dulcimuse.com.
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