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Joshua Messick (Hammered Dulcimer)
Lives in Asheville, NC
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Dear Friends in the Raleigh/Wilmington/Eastern NC area: You're invited! I'll play a full-length concert with James Kylen on Sunday Feb. 8 6pm at University of Mount Olive. Concert details here: http://goo.gl/2a8gSx. Please share! #dulcimer   #worldmusic  
Hammered Dulcimer Concert Set for February 8th at the University of Mount Olive   MOUNT OLIVE-  The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will host the Hammered Dulcimer Music Event on Sunday, February 8th. The event will consist of a community worship service, lunch, and a concert that has been diligently planned by the trio of Snow Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, May’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, and UMO. Assistant professor of music Dr...
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https://soundcloud.com/joshua-messick1/the-first-snowfall Have you heard The First Snowfall from "Hammered Dulcimer Christmas"? Christmas is a season of gratitude and a celebration of the good things in life--love, joy, hope, family & friends. But, it can also be a reminder of hardships and challenges.

Do you need healing this Christmas? There is much to celebrate, but sometimes our souls need healing so we can focus on the good. This composition is an intimate outpouring of my heart, expressing my desire to always choose love.
(Cello by my friend Max Dyer)
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The First Snowfall
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Thank you, Brian! You too, friend.
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http://eepurl.com/9_gfj The December Newsletter is now available. Thank you for your support. Merry Christmas!
Christmas CD Release Concert Photos. Photos by David Simchock. Friday night was a magical evening of Christmas music. Thank you for the support and for your generosity. The audience turnout was amazing! My heart is warm, and I am very grateful for you.
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New CD! Hammered Dulcimer Christmas. Order now at http://www.joshuamessick.com/product/hammered-dulcimer-christmas
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Thanks for the positive Amazon reviews!  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OBQ9PF0/ref=cm_sw_su_dp
Amazon.com: Joshua Messick: Hammered Dulcimer Christmas: Music
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This article was published today in the Aiken Standard. Hope to see you Dec. 10, 7pm at Aiken Community Playhouse / URS Center for Performing Arts. http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20141203/AIK0401/141209794/1037/AIK0401
The story of Jesus’ birth has been recited during Sunday morning sermons, immortalized in paintings and sang about at community gatherings.
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http://youtu.be/jgJNIVWX5Ng New video cover of Carol of the Bells from my new release "Hammered Dulcimer Christmas." Learn about my new CD here: goo.gl/Vmz3NF
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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
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Hi Joshua,
  Well at you're on the East side of the country now....
  I haven't given up up recording our album together yet. I'll let you know as soon as I can clear the space and time.......

  Brian
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Released Today! Hammered Dulcimer Christmas CD. Order Now. http://www.joshuamessick.com/product/hammered-dulcimer-christmas
The masterful and magical touch of Joshua Messick’s hammered dulcimer music will transport you to places of hope, joy, wonder, and love. Also, learn about the companion Christmas Ornament and Christmas Gift Pack
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Video about my new CD, Hammered Dulcimer Christmas
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Great! Thank you, Jennifer! -)
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Hammered Dulcimer, Composer, Recording Artist, and I Love Espresso,
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Asheville, NC based National Hammered Dulcimer Champion Joshua Messick plays hammered dulcimer music that is passionate and breathtaking, and his progressive techniques are fun to watch. With an amazing gift for composition and improvisation, Joshua is able to transform a solo piece into a cinematic experience. Often compared to Yanni, Joshua plays an eclectic blend of originals influenced by Celtic, Indian, Japanese, and New Age along with Classical, Appalachian Folk, Hymns, and Traditional Favorites.
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2003 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion
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Houston, TX - Topeka, KS
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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Fantastic espresso & coffee! I have been a coffee enthusiast for several years. I travel a lot and have enjoyed some of the best reviewed coffee houses in the country. Having tasted "the best", my taste buds say that Waking Life Espresso is stellar. If you're serious about your coffee, you won't be let down. Also, the home-like feel of the interior is welcoming and very enjoyable--this is a place you can relax and get work done.
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