Getting in touch
70 Moxley Hill Road
Uncasville, CT 06382
Email: anne.tortora [at] gmail [dot] com
Performance-specific website: http://annetortora.com
Instruments I perform with: conductor/keyboards/arranging
Thomasina is an internationally recognized mountain dulcimer player, singer, and song writer whose performances weave together the best of traditional and contemporary folk music. Her music has been aired in over twenty countries across the globe.
She touches audiences with a simplicity, humanity, and strength drawn from the deep roots of the folk tradition. Her freshness and vitality surprise people, often evoking unexpected emotional responses from first time audiences and loyal fans alike.
There are no spectators at Thomasina’s concerts. Her infectious energy level draws audience members into some kind of participation- singing, clapping, drumming or even playing along on an instrument which has been handed to you. She performs solo, or with a dynamic back-up band which consists of a world class percussionist and bass player.
Thomasina sings, composes music and plays the mountain dulcimer. Her voice has been described as “both sweet and strong with a moving spiritual strain.” Her original and traditional compositions and arrangements appeal to a wide range of audiences - from children to grandparents. After years of work on the mountain dulcimer, Thomasina’s unique and complex adaptation of the instrument with its sweet simple sound has become one of her trademarks.
While it is possible to appreciate Thomasina’s music through her recordings, one must attend a concert in order to truly experience her magic.
Getting in touch
P.O. Box 1469
Litchfield, CT 06759
Email: thomasina9 [at] aol [dot] com
Link to hear or watch samples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNHTlSnERis
Performance-specific website: http://www.dulcimersong.com
Travel radius: USA
Preferred venue: Wherever the music takes me
Instruments I perform with: Mt. Dulcimer and voice