Sunday, July 12, 2009

Folk Music in "The Hangover"

I recently heard some traditional folk music in a most unexpected place -- the recent movie "The Hangover." At one point in the movie, although the words had been twisted and the tune had a definite "rap" sound, I could distinctively hear "What'll I do with the Baby-o?"

Have you heard any folk music in unexpected places?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival will be held on September 25 & 26, 2009 at Second Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. For information and details, please visit the EVENTS page at

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Desert Island Disc

Have you heard the music term "Desert Island Disc"? It refers to a piece of music that you could listen to everyday of your life and not get tired of it. What songs do you have that you could be trapped on a desert island with only those songs and never tire of hearing them?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Old Time Music

Is anyone in the Memphis area interested in getting together for old time jams? We need fiddle, guitar and frailin' banjos, as well as other acoustic instruments.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival 2008

Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival will be September 26 & 27, 2008 at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Avenue. Two days of workshops, jams, demonstrations, open stage and finale concert. Visit for details.

Dulcimer Forums

Join in a monthly mountain dulcimer forum on the first Tuesday of each month, 8:00-9:00 p.m. CST. Jeff Hames hosts the forum, and myself and other mountain dulcimer players and instructors discuss dulcimer issues and ask and answer questions. The topic for February 12 is Ensemble Playing and Chording. Past topics are archived for viewing and comment.
Jeff will also begin hosting a Hammered Dulcimer forum beginning March 18, 2008 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. CST. The first topic is What to Look for in a Hammered Dulcimer. Use the link above.