Congratulations on your win at Galax, Don!
Donald, I wish I had knownabout the SMT website a couple of months ago when I was planning my trip back east. After the Cumberland Gap Dulcimer Gathering in early May, I travelled through eastern TN, touched on NC, and had a great (but all to quick) journey into Virginia when I met with Jeff Sebens (dulcimer builder in Fancy Gap), picked up a new dulcimer from Keith Young in Annandale, and met with Ralph. I will be back!
I play music full-time in Colorado and usually have some time in the late fall and spring to travela bit (That same schedule makes it hard to get out of town for the rest of the year when I average6gigs or so per week.). Just started playing dulcimer about 18 months ago and have really feltwelcomed by the dulcimer community. I do look forward to meeting you on one of my futurre trips.
I, too, listened to your tunes-- wonderful! Good to have you here.