Join National Hammered Dulcimer Champion Joshua Messick (http://www.joshuamessick.com/
) for an inspiring evening of acoustic instrumental Christmas music. Support musicians are Percussionist James Kylen, Flutist Jamie Wilken, and Special Guest Artist, Percussionist River Guerguerian
Messick states, “This will be an evening of festive inspiration with the community, and I will play the songs from my new album ‘Hammered Dulcimer Christmas’ ”
Renowned acoustic multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock reviews, “With ‘Hammered Dulcimer Christmas’ Joshua Messick has set a new standard, both for hammered dulcimer recordings and for Christmas albums. His command of the instrument is nothing short of astonishing, his imagination is restlessly creative, and his interpretations of the season's carols and hymns take them into fascinating new realms while always honoring their integrity. He balances tradition and innovation superbly to give us a fresh, exciting take on holiday favorites that never violates their spirit. ‘Hammered Dulcimer Christmas’ is a beautiful and transcendent listening experience – an essential addition to every Christmas CD collection.”
Messick continues, “The hammered dulcimer has such a beautiful, ethereal sound that is reflective of Christmas, and also has a quality that is reminiscent of Bethlehem. It is the perfect instrument to tell the story of Christmas.
“My listener base has been asking me to make a Christmas recording since I started playing 20 years ago. Until now, I didn’t understand enough of life to make a Christmas album with meaning. ‘Hammered Dulcimer Christmas’ is close to my heart, and I hope it will transport you to places of joy, wonder, and love’ “
Tickets: $18 Advance, $20 Door. For reservations, please call (828) 669-0816 or visit www.whitehorseblackmountain.com