Sam Edelston with Joe Giacoio
“You can’t do that on a dulcimer!” Well, maybe you can’t but Sam Edelston can. Sam has taken the mountain dulcimer from its backwoods Appalachian origins to genres most players never dreamed of, from bossa nova to bluegrass to Black Sabbath. His instruments range from the traditional 3-string diatonic to fully chromatic electric with two pedalboards. He is being featured in dulcimer festivals across the country. Sam is a brilliant and innovative player, and no slouch on the hammered dulcimer or guitar either. Sam’s skewed sensibilities on what might be “appropriate” for the dulcimer extend to his music as well. Look for parodies, mash-ups, and other delightfully warped songs from this innovative musician
Joe Giacoio has an unconventional outlook to music. It manifests itself in quirky, funny, and sometimes absurd songs accompanied by an unusual 2-hands-on-the-fretboard guitar technique. Between Joe’s unconventional guitar technique and Sam’s unconventional dulcimer repertoire, this ought to be an interesting evening of music.