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Resources for Episode #014: Neal Hellman: Part Folk, Part Classical, All Acoustic

Neal Hellman

Listen Now (Duration 37 min.)

Neal Hellman has played the mountain dulcimer for more than 40 years and is the founder, director, and one of the primary artists on the Gourd Music record label. Gourd Music recordings are known for lush arrangements often pairing the dulcimer with folk and classical instruments. With music by Gourd Music artists.

Guest:
Neal Hellman

Music:
• Durango from the CD Oktober County Neal Hellman, dulcimer; Kim Robertson, celtic harp; Bruce Abrams, guitar; Joe Weed, mandocello

• Slumber My Darling from the CD Dulcimer in the Mix (available as download only in iTunes) Neal Hellman, dulcimer; Kim Robertson, celtic harp; Barry Phillips, cello

• Ninety Pound Catfish from the CD Autumn in the Valley Neal Hellman, dulcimer; Paul Hostetter, banjo; Carl Rey, harmonica; Shira Kammen, violin; Todd Phillips, bass

• Come Life, Shaker Life from the CD Dulcimer in the Mix (available as download only in iTunes) Neal Hellman, dulcimer; Shelley Phillips, oboe; Robin Petrie, hammered dulcimer; William Coulter, guitar; Barry Phillips, cello and shaker

• La Mort De Coucy from the CD Oktober County Neal Hellman, dulcimer; Kim Robertson, celtic harp; Shelley Mathewson Phillips, English horn; Marti Kendall, cello

• Canarios from the CD Autumn in the Valley Neal Hellman, dulcimer; William Coulter, guitar; Shelley Phillips, recorders; Barry Phillips, percussion

• Pleasant Hill from the CD Emma’s Waltz Neal Hellman, dulcimer; William Coulter, guitar; Barry Phillips, cello; Shelley Phillips, English horn; Robin Petrie, hammer dulcimer; Susan French, violin

• Mountain Medley (June Apple) from the CD Autumn in the Valley Neal Hellman, dulcimer; Paul Hostetter, banjo; Robin Petrie, hammered dulcimer; Todd Phillips, bass; Joe Weed, violin

• Robertson’s Unreel from the CD Oktober County Neal Hellman, dulcimer; Robin Petrie, hammered dulcimer; Danny Carnahan, fiddle, mandola, and guitar

• Mountain Medley (The Last of Smith) from the CD Autumn in the Valley Paul Hostetter, banjo; Robin Petrie, hammered dulcimer; Todd Phillips, bass; Joe Weed, violin

 

Gourd Music
Neal’s YouTube Channel  
Gourd Music books
Pleasant Hill



Videos & Photos

"La Mort De Coucy" by Neal Hellman. For more videos of Neal playing dulcimer, go to his YouTube Channel.

"Durango" by Neal Hellman. For more videos of Neal playing dulcimer, go to his YouTube Channel.



"Ninety Pound Catfish" Bing Futch playing with Neal Hellman. For more videos of Neal playing dulcimer, go to his YouTube Channel.

 

Dulcimer in the Mix

Neal Hellman's 2012 album Dulcimer in the Mix

 

Music of the World for Mountain Dulcimer

Neal Hellman and Janet Herman's latest dulcimer book Music of the World for Mountain Dulcimer

 

DVD front cover for the documentary Hearts of the Dulcimer

The DVD front cover for the documentary film Hearts of the Dulcimer

 

 

Gourd Music artists playing at the Gourd 25th Anniverary Concert in Santa Cruz, CA (2012)

Gourd Music artists playing at the Gourd 25th Anniverary Concert in Santa Cruz, CA (2012)

 

Gourd Music booth at a music tradeshow

Gourd Music booth at a music tradeshow

 

Neal Hellman and Sally Holden, 1974

Neal Hellman and Sally Holden, 1974

 

 

Neal with his son Shiloh Hellman

Neal with his son Shiloh Hellman


Wayne Jiang, Neal Hellman, and Patricia Delich after the interview (2016)

Wayne Jiang, Neal Hellman, and Patricia Delich after the interview (2016)



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