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Joshua Messick (Hammered Dulcimer)
Lives in Asheville, NC
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New Video! O Holy Night. Enjoy :)
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Beautiful!
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Instrumental world fusion & gentle folk music featuring the hammered dulcimer. A musical tapestry of beauty, creativity, and peace. “Everything about this recording reaches for the epic.” (DP News) 

All songs composed by Joshua Messick unless otherwise noted.

NOTE FROM JOSHUA

Desire for Departure: A Hammered Dulcimer Journey was released in 2008 and was conceived as a journey of world music. Fusing a variety of music genres, the hammered dulcimer remains unique as an ancient world instrument, allowing me to explore cinematic soundscapes and solo ventures.

During the creation of this album, I discovered my deep desire to compose and innovate. Thus, some of the originals reflect my earliest works, composed between ages 19 and 22. Then, and even more so now, I realize that music serves as a beautiful instructor. It helps me understand what my soul longs to say. When I compose, I seek to convey human emotions that connect all people: love, sorrow, joy, gratitude — all gifts found in the chambers of every human heart.

When I listen to this album today, I comprehend it with a greater depth. I hear an eager heart, craving exploration and connection to that which cannot be put into words. I also hear a growing heart that seeks healing through music. I now understand that music, especially as it resounds from the ancient hammered dulcimer, reflects the image of the invisible human spirit. These songs, these notes, these spaces between the notes, become a prayer without words. Ringing out through space as only hammered dulcimer music can, this music becomes a balm to communicate love, hope, and healing.

As always, I remain grateful.

Joshua Messick (Summer 2015)
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Hello Friends,This is your advance invitation to attend my concert at White Horse Black Mountain on July 25. Please mark your calendars and I hope to see you there!
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When are coming back to Houston? Would love to see your concert here
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Had a great time playing at a wedding in Hartsville, SC. 
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Oh, how nice! Hope you had fun! :D Weddings just are, you know?
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Acoustic Storm music video was just released. In this commentary, Joshua tells the background story. It will help you better appreciate the composition. https://youtu.be/J6oKNsbkWGA
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New Video! "O Holy Night" performed and arrangement by Joshua Messick for solo hammered dulcimer.
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Recorded yesterday on a beautiful, calm day. Just a perfect day to play "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". Please comment, +1, and share!
 
On May 30, 6:30pm at Streamside Concerts (Asheville/Arden area), I'll play a concert with James Kylen. I would love to enjoy an evening of music with you. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530645283854611/
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If you liked the Acoustic Storm video, you can now download the music from iTunes! If you haven't heard it yet, what are you waiting for?
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Hammered Dulcimer Musician
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Hammered Dulcimer, Composer, Recording Artist, and I Love Espresso,
Introduction
Asheville, North Carolina-based National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Joshua Messick, breathes new life into an ancient, enchanting instrument. Creativity flows with dynamic passion as he weaves progressive, cinematic stylings & modern techniques into traditional melodies, original compositions, & powerful improvisations. You will be inspired as Joshua plays World Fusion, New Age, Folk, & Traditional Favorites. Joshua provides concerts, recordings, lessons, & wedding & event performances.
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2003 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion
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Asheville, NC
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Houston, TX
I have recorded three albums with Randy Wills/Exceptions Studio, and I have been *completely satisfied*. Randy is a highly skilled and trained musician, producer, and audio engineer with over 40 years of experience. This studio has everything you need to create a professional recording. Randy recognizes that he most important thing to a quality production is performance. Randy has ability to coach your performance to the next level without being intimidating or killing the creative spirit. The recording gear is top-notch. This review is not intended to be a bear-analysis, but you can view the recording gear on Exceptions Studio website and will see this gear is top-of the line. Randy is an exceptional engineer and knows how to use the gear for professional results. The studio has 5 primary rooms: A vocal room, drum room, instrument room, concert-hall with wood floors & grand piano, and a mixing room. From soloist, bands, or orchestras, this studio is designed to record almost any need. The computer system has recently been updated to a 64-bit dual-quad-core processor machine with lots of RAM, Pro Tools 10, and dozens of plugin-ins. This should be adequate to handle most 24-bit/96khz productions for the next generation of audiophiles. Randy will also mix/master your project. I'm very happy with the results and have learned to trust his ear and judgement.
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Highly impressed with the service and reasonable prices. They went out of their way to diagnose an intermittent issue with my cabin-air fan blower and repaired it at a reasonable rate. After service, I left feeling "I can trust these guys." Will absolutely use them in the future.
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Excellent! Fantastic espresso and coffee that is always fresh, flavorful, and crafted by skilful baristas. Keep up the great work, Broadway Cafe. I look forward to seeing you whenever I'm in the KC area.
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