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John E. Wood
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  • Cincinnati, OH
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Berry Taft left a comment for John E. Wood
"Thank you John."
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Kathy Williams left a comment for John E. Wood
"Thank you"
Wednesday
Clint Parmelee left a comment for John E. Wood
"Thanks, John. Ya'll are so welcoming, I think that says a lot for this community."
Monday
douglas mcevoy left a comment for John E. Wood
"thanks john I kind of fell in love with this instrument and bought an old seventies hondo on ebay it has a 5 fret that is almost unplayable but I am having a blast trying to learn anyway I can't wait until I can get a real dulcimer from a…"
Monday
Lora left a comment for John E. Wood
"Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I am at the Spring Dulcimer Rendevouz in Jabez, KY, where Jan Potts encouraged me to join FOTMD. We are in Susan Trump's advanced class at this Road Scholar program. There is not good internet access here,…"
Apr 9
Lisa-Marie left a comment for John E. Wood
"Thanks for the welcome. Look forward to participating and being part of the community."
Apr 4
Don Kemper left a comment for John E. Wood
"I started hanging around the FF in 82. I attended about 5 in a row. I was into caving starting in 77 and ran across Dick and Anne Albin, long divorced now, but they played at Saturday nights at CC. I had some sort of idea about dulcimers, but theres…"
Apr 3
jeanne white left a comment for John E. Wood
"Thank you!"
Apr 2
Don Kemper left a comment for John E. Wood
"I thought so! Carter Caves is where I saw a mountain dulcimer for the first time. I have been to the Fraily Fest several times. Some years I ran sound. I figured that if you was in Cinn. that you have ventured over there for the FF. They used…"
Mar 31
John E. Wood commented on marymacgowan's video
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The Gladdest Thing

"Thank you Mary. I love what you do with these poems you find. Best wishes and keep posting."
Mar 31
John E. Wood commented on Helen Seiler's video
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Cripple Creek

"That was good, Helen. Love the sound of your baritone. Keep up the good work and please keep posting. Best wishes to you and yours. Sounds like Floyd is practicing to do some accompanying."
Mar 31
John E. Wood and Don Kemper are now friends
Mar 31
Don Kemper left a comment for John E. Wood
"Thanks! Have I seen you at Carter Caves?"
Mar 30
Bonnie Langston left a comment for John E. Wood
"John, I'm looking forward to the day that I can say I've been involved with dulcimers for 10 years. But everyone has to start somewhere. Just glad I learned about this instrument, and it was completely by accident. Next thing I knew, I was…"
Mar 30
Bonnie Langston left a comment for John E. Wood
"John, Thanks for the tip about the noter-drone blog! Just visited the site and learned that I am fretting the "lazy" way. Working to change that habit, to "nip it in the bud." What a difference in tone quality. So grateful for…"
Mar 29
Bonnie Langston left a comment for John E. Wood
"Also, just checked the comments on your site, and I see you make your own dulcimers. The ones I saw are quite beautiful. Do you sell them or make them only for your own use? Also, I noticed you play at nursing homes. My husband and I and my parents…"
Mar 29

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My interests in music and in mountain dulcimers:
Retired teacher. First dulcimer 2004. Make my own instruments. Try to attend 3 to 6 festivals a year. Attended WCU Mountain Dulcimer Week in 2008. Have played at nursing homes and try to keep this going.
Why I want to join Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
From reading Lisa's (Strumelia's) posts on Everythingdulcimer.

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At 5:09pm on April 18, 2014, Berry Taft said…
Thank you John.
At 10:31pm on April 15, 2014, Kathy Williams said…

Thank you

At 5:10pm on April 14, 2014, Clint Parmelee said…

Thanks, John. Ya'll are so welcoming, I think that says a lot for this community.

At 12:38pm on April 14, 2014, douglas mcevoy said…

thanks john I kind of fell in love with this instrument and bought an old seventies hondo on ebay it has a 5 fret that is almost unplayable but I am having a blast trying to learn anyway I can't wait until I can get a real dulcimer from a qualified builder dave lynch comes to mind as a classy guy who answered my email right away.

At 10:28pm on April 9, 2014, Lora said…
Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I am at the Spring Dulcimer Rendevouz in Jabez, KY, where Jan Potts encouraged me to join FOTMD. We are in Susan Trump's advanced class at this Road Scholar program. There is not good internet access here, though. I will have to explore this site more when I get home.
At 11:29pm on April 4, 2014, Lisa-Marie said…

Thanks for the welcome. Look forward to participating and being part of the community.

At 8:28pm on April 3, 2014, Don Kemper said…

I started hanging around the FF in 82. I attended about 5 in a row. I was into caving starting in 77 and ran across Dick and Anne Albin, long divorced now, but they played at Saturday nights at CC. I had some sort of idea about dulcimers, but theres was the first I ever saw and heard. To simplify they encouraged me to build my own. 

Worked for the Chessie System in Russell as a trackman in the 80's and have worked occasionally with the NJ section. They still used the old names for the communities when referencing areas or right of way West of the yard, like Riverton and Fulton. 

You have built a few more than I have, but I hope to get in the shop and make sawdust again. And a scheitholt or eppinette besides the saw dust. I may make dulcimers again, but I want to make some of the ancestors. Hope to cross paths again sometime. And actually get to talk with ya.

At 9:39pm on April 2, 2014, jeanne white said…

Thank you!

At 11:44am on March 31, 2014, Don Kemper said…

I thought so! Carter Caves is where I saw a mountain dulcimer for the first time. I have been to the Fraily Fest several times. Some years I ran sound. I figured that if you was in Cinn. that you have ventured over there for the FF. 

They used to have a Mountain Memories get together about this time of year. It involved mountain music, stories, and crafts. It wasn't nearly as big, but it was potent. John McChuchin (SP?) was there one year, Lilly Mae Ledford another. It was all inside.

Although I have run sound a few times, I'd rather be out in the parking lot going from jam to jam.

Do you hang around with Sunset Dawn?

At 6:31pm on March 30, 2014, Don Kemper said…

Thanks! Have I seen you at Carter Caves?

 
 
 

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