Rob N Lackey

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Location: Fairmont, WV
Country: US

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youtube videos: 38
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videos: 11
audio tracks: 5

Rob Lackey was born and raised in the Cookson Hills of eastern Oklahoma.    After playing the guitar since a small child he discovered the dulcimer in the mid 1980’s, though he had seen them in the Arkansas Ozarks in the 1970’s.  A new love was born when he purchased his first dulcimer and began to attempt to transfer the finger style, in which he predominantly played, from the guitar to that instrument.  After coming to West Virginia he began to play the instrument in earnest again and is a favorite on the traditional music scene there doing workshops and performing at Gardner Winter Music Fest, Pattyfest, and the Hindman (Ky) Dulcimer Homecoming, the SE Ohio Dulcimer Festival, and the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering (PA.)  He is also co-founder of the Wartz'n'All Dulcimer Gathering now held semiannually in Morgantown, WV

 

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@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @pennman3:
"Welcome, Pennman3, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @gilappalpick:
"Welcome, Gil.appalpick to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @john-r-hensley-sr:
"Welcome, John, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven from an expatriate Okie.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Rob N Lackey:
"Yep, it's butternut and by Jim Good."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @ld:
"Welcome, LD, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @bernd-krause:
"Welcome, Bernd, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Weren't you on here once before?  Maybe I'm thinking about someone else.  Thought I remembered..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @sjspecial19:
"Welcome, Sjspecial19, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here. Rob"
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @golden-ratio:
"Welcome, Golden Ratio, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @cbrown:
"Welcome, Cbrown, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @dulcid:
"Welcome, DulciD, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on NC Holly Leaf Pattern circa 1860s:
"Looks like you done good, Ken.   However, I would not have expected any less from you!  lol  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on DOUCE MERISE "Exil":
"This is wonderful!  I subscribed to your YouTube channel, too.  Keep up the great playing.  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Keep my Skillet Good and Greasy:
"Thank you Salt.  I had to listen to it again to see if it was really me!  Might have to use a noter a little more.  "
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@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @aabboud:
"Welcome, Aabboud, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @will-adams:
"Welcome, Will, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @beverly-r:
"Welcome, Beverly, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @lancer:
"Welcome, Lancer, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @gay-h:
"Welcome, Gay, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @cathyann:
"Welcome, Cathyann, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @calbanese:
"Welcome, Calbanese, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @aggie:
"Welcome, Aggie, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @fibernfly:
"Welcome, Fibernfly, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @julievt:
"Welcome, Julie, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @joschlad:
"Welcome, Joschlad, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @olivasayana:
"Welcome, Olivia, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you can get in touch with Maddie.  She's a great gal!  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jeff-bibb:
"Welcome, Jeff, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Since no one else went there, I guess I will.  I see you're from the town where the brave engineer..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @karen-f:
"Welcome, Karen, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @sarah-17545:
"Welcome, Sarah, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @oldmarc:
"Welcome, Marc, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @suziebgone:
"Welcome, Suzie, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @julieann:
"Welcome, JulieAnn, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @timmcelhannon:
"Welcome, Tim, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @apboaz:
"Welcome, Apboaz, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @jim-lee:
"Welcome, Jim, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Looks like you're about 3 hours to Morgantown, WV.  Consider coming to our Fall Wartz'n'All..."

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On Stage at Pattyfest 2018


Here's a link to Jim Fawcett's great video of part of my performance at...
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Tulsa Time


Here's my somewhat wartz'n'all version of an old J J Cale classic!  
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Spring Wartz'n'All 2018


Here's a little video our "official" videographer took.  Hope you enjoy...
@Rob N Lackey last year - Comments: 6
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Marc Robine


Just ordered a copy of his 1st album "Ruelle," and was wondering if...
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Mountaineer Dulcimer Club Fall Gathering


I know it's a little short notice, but the Mountaineer Dulcimer Club's...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 1
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To our members in Ireland


Greetings Friends, The 3 fiddlers from the Kennedy Barn String band...
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Gardner Winter Music Fest - full set


Thank you, Jim Fawcett, for recording my set last Saturday.  Y'all may...
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Patty Looman Birthday Jam - Fairmont


Thought I'd remind everyone this is coming up next Saturday....
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Fall Wartz'n'All


Don't forget folks: Super 8 Motel, Morgantown, WV, Oct. 29 from 9:30...
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Josiah Combs


Don't know if this has been mentioned on here before; I couldn't find...
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Wartz'n'All Gathering


Join us at Tygart Lake Lodge near Grafton, WV, for this year's Spring...
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Outlaw Country



@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 6
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Old Friends


Decided to try another Willie Nelsonish thing.  This one was on the...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 3
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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain


Here's a little video (Wartz'n'All) of the old Fred Rose song, Blue...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 3
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Patty Looman Birthday Jam


Mark your calendars on Feb 6, for the Patty Looman Birthday Jam at...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Mountaineer Club Fall Gathering


I realize this is a little short notice, but the Fall gathering of the...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Uncloudy Day


I was asked for help on playing the old hymn "Uncloudy/Unclouded Day"...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 4
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The Gentle Sound - Roger Nicholson


Howdy, Here's a question for those who knew Roger and his playing...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 2
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Mountaineer Club Gathering


The Mountaineer Dulcimer Club is holding their Spring Gathering this...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 1
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Worley Gardner Winter Music Festival 2015


Here's the whole of the set I played at the Gardner Winter Music Fest,...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 8

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The Old Slow Road

The Old Slow Road


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Reuben's Train

Reuben's Train


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I Fall in Your Light

I Fall in Your Light


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Dr Phil

Dr Phil


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Were you there when they crucified my Lord

Were you there when they...


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Take Me Home Poor Julia

Take Me Home Poor Julia


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Plaisir D Amour

Plaisir D Amour


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John Stinson's #1

John Stinson's #1


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Bouncy Tune

Bouncy Tune


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Tempus adest floridum

Tempus adest floridum


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Little Rosewood Casket

Little Rosewood Casket


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Sweet Rivers

Sweet Rivers


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San Francisco Bay Blues

San Francisco Bay Blues


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Cuckoo noter/drone

Cuckoo noter/drone


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2 Constant Lovers

2 Constant Lovers


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Mountains of Pomeroy

Mountains of Pomeroy


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Tombigbee Waltz on the porch

Tombigbee Waltz on the porch


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The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow


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Kennedy Barn String Band

Kennedy Barn String Band


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Plaisir d'Amour

Plaisir d'Amour


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Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda


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Cold Frosty Morning

Cold Frosty Morning


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Hymn Medley GardnerFest 2015

Hymn Medley GardnerFest 2015


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4 years ago - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Kennedy Barn String Band

Posted: Wednesday May 23 2018, 9:25 AM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Cherokee Waltz

Posted: Wednesday February 7 2018, 6:44 AM
By: @Cynthia Wigington

Almeda Riddle

Posted: Wednesday June 28 2017, 6:53 PM
By: @Strumelia

We made the paper (in a good way)

Posted: Monday June 26 2017, 7:37 PM
By: @Brian G.

Donald MacPherson's Lament - Tab - Slow Air

Posted: Wednesday November 30 2016, 4:07 PM
By: @Joseph Besse

The "I have small hands" idea

Posted: Wednesday August 10 2016, 8:30 AM
By: @Linda Boies

I need help, too, with performance...

Posted: Monday June 20 2016, 1:32 AM
By: @Salt Springs

The Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming is Over...

Posted: Friday November 13 2015, 9:08 AM
By: @jeffrey charles foster

Katyusha - Tab for Russian Song DAd

Posted: Thursday November 12 2015, 9:00 AM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Video Links for the Hindman Dulcimer...

Posted: Saturday November 15 2014, 1:24 PM
By: @Patty from Virginia

Bigfoot - not the dulcimer

Posted: Friday February 8 2013, 6:03 AM
By: @John Keane

Comments

JulieAnn
08/10/19 11:40:39AM @julieann:

Thanks for the welcome Rob... I love this group....


Beverly R
08/05/19 04:04:53PM @beverly-r:

Thanks Rob!  I'm glad to have found this group.


Will Adams
08/01/19 09:19:39PM @will-adams:

Thanks for the welcome, Rob! Glad to be here and looking forward to learning more about the mountain dulcimer.


Jeff Bibb
07/21/19 05:43:40PM @jeff-bibb:

Thanks, Rob. Yes, I am from th Monroe area. My grandfather went to work there for Southern in 1917, so there is some family association. Yes, I do play some old time fiddle as well.


Jim Lee
07/20/19 03:06:36PM @jim-lee:

Thanks for your comment, Rob.  Yes I am about three hours from Morgantown if I press hard on the gas pedal.  Ditto the jam that you mentioned.  I am still in the plinking and plunking stage on the dulcimer, but I will keep the event in mind for the future.   Jim


Cornfield
07/07/19 08:49:46AM @cornfield:

A notecard in the case said it is a Black Mountain Model 36 (student) that was built in 1991. It went on to say the 1/2 and 1 1/2 forest were added later.


d.danner
07/05/19 12:37:48PM @ddanner:

Thanks for the welcome, Rob!  Looks like I may have found the right spot in my search to learn about and how to play the mountain dulcimer.


rakalm
06/29/19 08:34:52AM @rakalm:

Thanks for the welcomes.


DearCompanion829
06/27/19 01:52:54PM @dearcompanion829:

Thanks Rob! 


Nick Sherwood
06/24/19 06:49:16PM @nick-sherwood:

Hi Rob, Thanks! As for that tune, I'm not up to speed yet with the technical side of things (that includes my playing). But Youtube has a couple of clips of "Swaggering Boney", including Morris dancers.

I hope to improve my act with time!

Best wishes, Nick Sherwood


DulcimerGeorge
06/23/19 03:31:22AM @dulcimergeorge:

Thanks Rob, I bought a really lovely dulcimer, and am managing to practice a couple of hours a day....... up to 36 hours so far....making slow progress, but am VERY keen and determined, and am enjoying the practice more and more.

again thanks Rob,

William

 


retomas
06/17/19 05:40:40PM @retomas:

Thank you for the welcome!


tautwire
06/07/19 08:49:10AM @tautwire:

Thanks Rob! Really enjoying it so far.


Becky
05/28/19 09:45:58AM @becky:

Thank you Rob!


Bfreeman
05/27/19 10:54:42PM @bfreeman:

Thank you


Corki
05/17/19 09:31:33PM @corki:

Thank you


Sue Wemett
05/06/19 08:22:06AM @sue-wemett:

Thanks very much for the re-welcome, Rob.  It's nice to meet folks from around the US & world who are fellow mountain dulcimer players.  Enjoy the day!


Ken Longfield
04/02/19 09:38:48PM @ken-longfield:

Rob, I tried emailing you, but I must not have a good email address for you. If you get this message, I will be at Wartz on Saturday. We talked about you copying a John Hartford album for me. Do you remember what it was? If so, can you bring it to Wartz? Hope to see you Saturday.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


acharman
10/15/18 11:11:43PM @acharman:

Hi Rob,

Thanks for the welcome. I will try and get a video or pics of my instruments up.

Cheers, Andrew


Craig
07/18/18 11:34:57PM @craig:

Thanks for the kind welcome!