In this podcast, I talk with Ralph Lee Smith, who is an authority on the history of Appalachian or mountain dulcimer’s history. For nearly four decades he has research this distinctly American Instrument and its European antecedents. He is the author of two books on the topic: The Story of the Dulcimer and Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions. We also talk with LaVern Miller, a coffin maker for Amish families in the Shipshewana community.
Host: Jon Kay
Guests: Ralph Lee Smith (www.ralphleesmith.com)
Music: Martin Simpson (www.martinsimpson.com)
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