Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt Michael’s wide repertoire ranges from old-time Southern Appalachian, to Celtic, to breath-taking original compositions. His various musical incarnations, including Bottle Hill, Michael, McCreesh & Campbell and Walt Michael & Co. have spanned over 40 years and taken him from the coal camps of Appalachia to the Closing Ceremonies of the 13th Olympic Winter Games. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist he has recorded fourteen albums and instructional videos, appeared at the White House, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and he has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the UK. His music has been heard on ABC-TV, NBC's Tonight Show, Broadway, BBC, TNN, CBC, OLN and PBS. Walt’s many collaborations include works with the Pilobolus Dance Theater and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Walt is the Founder and Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill and the Artist in Residence at McDaniel College.
Walt received a 2016 MD Traditions Apprenticeship Award from the MD State Arts Council as a master hammered dulcimer player. This year's concert will include Frank Orsini (fiddle, mandolin, viola), Tom Wetmore (bass), Rob Caswell (guitar, banjo) and Ralph Gordon (cello), as well as a very special mystery guest all the way from Scotland!
Learn more about Walt Michael at his website HERE.
Watch video of Walt Michael & Co. HERE.