Dewey Parker

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Location: Georgetown, TX
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Highland Rail


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An original song by Gary Gallier performed with permission on mountain dulcimer by Dewey Parker. Gary is the luthier who built the dulcimer I am playing here.
Dewey Parker
12/18/17 12:46:25PM @dewey-parker:

Thanks, Marc. Yes, Gary is a good guy, and the best flat picker I have encountered. I am having fun with another of his tunes right now. It's called, "the Great River Road". I'll ask his permission to post it to fotmd as soon as I polish it a bit more.

I'd love to have one of his Starsong dulcimers, but last time I talked with him, he was not taking orders for them any longer. His dulcimer designs and his flat picking have certainly made Gary a legend in his own time.

Dewey

Marc Mathieu:

There some good fun flatpickin' happening here Dewey!!

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Gary in NC back in 2003. He's one fun player to jam with.

 

 

 

 


Dewey Parker
12/18/17 12:36:07PM @dewey-parker:

Jan Potts:

Well, I'm glad you waited 'til now to answer Dusty T. because that popped it up into the  most recent comments--and I would have totally missed it otherwise.

 

I, too, have one of Gary Gallier's "A Frame" dulcimers, but mine doesn't have the ebony fretboard and I like the stark contrast between that and the lighter soundboard.

 

Mine doesn't sound like yours, either, lol, and I imagine you've gotten even better in the past 5 years, if that's possible.

 

Great tune, expertly played.  Thanks for sharing!

Jan, thank you for the nice words. Yes, I won't buy a dulcimer without an ebony fret board. Even my Bear Meadow Concert Grand has one. I believe the luthier told me he had never put one on a Concert Grand, but he did agree to put on mine. 

I am also glad I answered an old post from Dusty. If I had not I would not have had the pleasure of meeting you, and hearing your beautiful version of O Come, O Come Emanuel. Your gentle finger picking style is perfect for a Concert Grand. You should try one. a you can see pictures of mine on my page. It is designed to be strung and tuned as a standard dulcimer, or as a baritone. I believe your A-Frame was set up as a baritone for O Come, was it not? And were you picking with finger tips, fingernails, finger picks....?

I look forward to listening to other posted tunes from you.

Dewey


Jan Potts
12/17/17 03:00:55PM @jan-potts:

Well, I'm glad you waited 'til now to answer Dusty T. because that popped it up into the  most recent comments--and I would have totally missed it otherwise.

I, too, have one of Gary Gallier's "A Frame" dulcimers, but mine doesn't have the ebony fretboard and I like the stark contrast between that and the lighter soundboard.

Mine doesn't sound like yours, either, lol, and I imagine you've gotten even better in the past 5 years, if that's possible.

Great tune, expertly played.  Thanks for sharing!


Dewey Parker
12/17/17 11:58:13AM @dewey-parker:

Dusty Turtle:

That's some real syncopation going on there. Nice picking! What's up with the rhythm section? Did you put that together as well?

Sorry to take so long to answer. I have been out of pocket for the last few years winding down the software company I founded 24 years ago. It is ironic that I would be answering a quesion about a train song since I found putting the brakes on a long-running company to be very much like stopping a speeding train!

You asked me if I also did the background accompaniment. Yes, I arrange my backups on my Yamaha work station. I call it my Yamaha Backup Band. It is a lot of work, but it never calls in sick, or goes on vacation, and doesn't charge me very much. It also serves as a metronome - that's useful for me since I tend to speed up when playing alone.

Thank you for your kind comments. I have listened to your work as well, and enjoy it very much. 

Dewey

 


Guy Babusek
06/24/13 08:14:01PM @guy-babusek:

That's what I'm talking about!!! I'm kind of late to this party, but that was fantastic.


Dewey Parker
06/13/12 03:56:38PM @dewey-parker:

Glad to get your foot tappin', Randy! A little foot tapping is good for the soul!

Dewey


Randy S. Bretz
06/13/12 06:38:40AM @randy-s-bretz:

great music to get my foot tappin


Pine
04/05/12 05:27:01PM @pine:

Loved this! Great tune by Gary performed most impressively!! Cool looking instrument and sounding fine!

Great pickin'!


John Keane
04/03/12 08:08:26PM @john-keane:

That's pretty awesome right there!


Karen Keane
04/03/12 07:05:19PM @karen-keane:

I thought that dulcimer looked an awful lot like his work. Great pickin!Grin.gif


Brian G.
04/02/12 08:12:23PM @brian-g:

Very nice Dewey!


Dusty Turtle
04/02/12 06:25:56PM @dusty-turtle:

That's some real syncopation going on there. Nice picking! What's up with the rhythm section? Did you put that together as well?