Dusty, that's very cool! Both Michael and Howard have seen this dulcimer and my Bigfoot dulcimer (the one pictured here is Squatch) in photos. I would love to meet them in person. We correspond online occasionally, but it's just not the same as being there.
A few years ago at the Redwood Dulcimer Day in Santa Cruz, just a stone's throw from Felton, CA, where FolkRoots and Captritaurus dulcimers were born, Michael Rugg actually played the dulcimer (something he hasn't done in public in decades). It was a long song about the settlement of California by anglo-Americans as told from the perspective of Big Foot.
I'm sure Michael would get a kick out of this dulcimer, John.
Thank you John for that explanation. I knew there had to be a significance behind it. I currently have a Folkcraft and a FolkRoots and will be ordering a third from Richard. It is interesting to know this little bit of history! See you at Evart!
Susie, it's a nod to the Rugg brothers who founded Folkroots Dulcimers years ago. The building where all of those instruments were built is now the Bigfoot Discovery Museum run by Michael Rugg himself.
Cool! John, gotta ask....what is the background story of you and Karen, and Bigfoot?
Thanks y'all...they do some awesome stuff. Here's the front view.
Sweet. The people at Folk craft do some good work.
It's beautiful John!!!