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jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
01/15/19 08:16:20PM
8 posts

Sad News


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ken Longfield:

Friends, I just received word that Mike Slone who worked with the Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming in Hindman, KY died. I copied this from the Appalachian Artisan Center Facebook post:

Arrangements for our dear friend and accomplished luthier apprentice, Mike Slone will be at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday January 4th six to nine p.m. and visitation on Saturday. Funeral will be Sunday January 6th at eleven a.m. with burial in the Slone Family Cemetery.

Mike Slone was a tenacious student of local musical heritage and in particular, of the dulcimers of "Uncle Ed" Thomas and McKinley Craft. In 2012, he began making quality replicas of these significant instruments at the AAC Luthiery and in 2014 was granted a KY Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant to further this work. He became a certified Community Scholar through the Kentucky Arts Council. He was a major contributor and curator of the Museum of the Mountain dulcimer, on permanent display in AAC's Cody building, and he coordinated the Hindman Dulcimer Festival in 2014 and 2015.


Mike Slone was the co-recipient of the 2016 Kentucky Governors Award in the Arts on behalf of the AAC's Hindman Dulcimer Project.

We hold Mike Slone's family in our hearts as we honor the memory of a "true original". A strong voice in the telling of the story of this region.

My sympathy goes out to Mike's family and friends. He was an enthusiastic proponent of the mountain dulcimer.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Very sorry to hear Mike Sloan passed on God bless his soul.
jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
01/15/19 07:20:16PM
8 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


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Robin Thompson:

Pets are family!  nod


They sure are Robin Thompson
jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
07/25/18 06:36:29AM
8 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


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congrats on the new member of your family.

 

jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
01/14/17 09:07:39PM
8 posts

Playing Music improves brain power more than ANYTHING!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

always thought that to remember something there are many channels in the brain you just have to find the right channel to retrieve the information you are looking for.

 

jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
11/29/16 07:10:11PM
8 posts

Remember Our Friend Oliver Ogden.


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I just heard of Oliver Ogden passing away send my prayers to heaven and hope and pray for Sharon.

jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
11/13/15 09:08:18AM
8 posts

The Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming is Over (this year)


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I dont live in that neck of the woods but if I did I would surely check it out thank ya all !!!

                                                                                                        Jeff