Rob N Lackey

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Location: Fairmont, WV
Country: US

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SoundCloud Tracks: 7
vimeo videos: 1
youtube videos: 40
images: 82
events: 1
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 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Please tell me your very favorite love song...":
"Years ago at an open mic I used to attend regularly, the MC said we needed to do love songs.  Being the great rule-follower, I got up and sang "Cocaine..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @connorc:
"Interesting.  I've been a Steeleye Span fan since about 1972-3.  My first album of theirs was "Below the Salt."  Didn't notice 'til much, much later that Tim..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @coop:
"Welcome, Coop, 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 @curt:
"Welcome, Curt, 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 @dulcimerbob:
"Welcome, Bob, 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 @907woman:
"Welcome, Colleen, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Interesting that you mention "Peaceful, Easy Feeling."  That was one of the 1st songs I learned..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @dchenaul:
"Welcome, Dchenaul, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob I appreciate the welcome, Rob"
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @victorianpam:
"Welcome, Pam, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @schmidtrock:
"Welcome, Schmidtrock, 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 @wicked-weaver:
"Welcome, Wicked-Weaver, 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 @aire:
"Welcome, Aire, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Another finger picker!  Always glad to see those here.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @stellarmac:
"Welcome, Stellarmac, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  My roots are in the Ozarks as well.  Hope this instrument gives you a sense of "home" tho'..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @connorc:
"Welcome, ConnorC, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  There's quite a "tradition" of fingerpicked dulcimer in the UK.  I'm sure you know of the late..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @randy:
"Welcome, Randy, 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 @syoung:
"Welcome, Syoung, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Is the strumhollow redundant?":
"When I got my 1st dulcimer nearly 40 years ago I thought you should play over the strum hollow most of the time.  I learned quickly that sul tasto (toward..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @miami-manatee:
"Welcome, Miami-Manatee, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @tednms:
"Welcome, Tednms, 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 @bob-lazenby:
"Welcome, Bob, 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 @gary-millet:
"Welcome, Gary, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite tune or dulcimer to play this month?":
"Right now it's "Star of Bethlehem," not the carol, but the fiddle tune from Alabama (I think.)  I've been playing my Jeremy Seeger, cherry top, mahogany..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!:
"@dusty-turtle , I use Streamlabs on my Ipad.  I tried OBS Studio and found it difficult to use.  Maybe that was just me  lol.  Streamlabs is very..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @jay-elam:
"Welcome, Jay, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Saddle Old Kate:
"That was great!  I like that tune; it's similar to one played around here, but for the life of me I can't remember the name.  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on @jennifer-landry:
"Welcome, Silar31, 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 @timacn:
"Welcome, Timacn, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.  Just my opinion, but a lot of those "walkabouts" don't have enough..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @mandolorian1971:
"Welcome, Mandolorian1971, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here and hope you find an Amburgey dulcimer. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @becky-park:
"Welcome back, Becky, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy here this time as much as you did last time. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimovie:
"Beautiful instruments, Clive.  Like the sound of the one on the soundtrack as well.  Very nice!"
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Sympathetic Strings:
"Sympathetic strings would be a nice experiment.  I'd sure be interested in hearing the results.  I remember John McLaughlin's acoustic guitar with..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @cheryl-w:
"Welcome, Cheryl, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @spunkysmille:
"Welcome, Spunkysmile, 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 @lisa-kulp:
"Welcome, Lisa, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!:
" "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @dulci-gal:
"Welcome, Dulci-Gal, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "

Latest Group Discussions

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A Livestream Test


 
@Rob N Lackey 2 months ago - Comments: 4
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Gardner Winter Music Fest 2020


 
@Rob N Lackey 3 months ago - Comments: 5
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On Stage at Pattyfest 2018


Here's a link to Jim Fawcett's great video of part of my performance...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 1
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Tulsa Time


Here's my somewhat wartz'n'all version of an old J J Cale classic!...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 8
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Spring Wartz'n'All 2018


Here's a little video our "official" videographer took.  Hope you...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 6
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Marc Robine


Just ordered a copy of his 1st album "Ruelle," and was wondering if...
@Rob N Lackey 2 years ago - Comments: 0
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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 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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To our members in Ireland


Greetings Friends, The 3 fiddlers from the Kennedy Barn String band...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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Gardner Winter Music Fest - full set


Thank you, Jim Fawcett, for recording my set last Saturday.  Y'all may...
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Patty Looman Birthday Jam - Fairmont


Thought I'd remind everyone this is coming up next Saturday....
@Rob N Lackey 3 years ago - Comments: 3
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Fall Wartz'n'All


Don't forget folks: Super 8 Motel, Morgantown, WV, Oct. 29 from 9:30...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Josiah Combs


Don't know if this has been mentioned on here before; I couldn't find...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 6
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Wartz'n'All Gathering


Join us at Tygart Lake Lodge near Grafton, WV, for this year's Spring...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Outlaw Country



@Rob N Lackey 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Audio

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The Old Slow Road

The Old Slow Road


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4 years ago - Comments: 8
Reuben's Train

Reuben's Train


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4 years ago - Comments: 14
I Fall in Your Light

I Fall in Your Light


@Rob N Lackey
4 years ago - Comments: 1
Dr Phil

Dr Phil


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4 years ago - Comments: 6
Were you there when they crucified my Lord

Were you there when they...


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4 years ago - Comments: 11
Take Me Home Poor Julia

Take Me Home Poor Julia


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4 years ago - Comments: 9
Plaisir D Amour

Plaisir D Amour


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4 years ago - Comments: 5
John Stinson's #1

John Stinson's #1


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7 years ago - Comments: 0
Bouncy Tune

Bouncy Tune


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7 years ago - Comments: 0
Tempus adest floridum

Tempus adest floridum


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7 years ago - Comments: 0
Little Rosewood Casket

Little Rosewood Casket


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7 years ago - Comments: 2
Sweet Rivers

Sweet Rivers


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9 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Videos

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Deep Ellum Blues 03-30-2020

Deep Ellum Blues 03-30-2020


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2 months ago - Comments: 11
Kennedy Barn String Band 2020

Kennedy Barn String Band 2020


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3 months ago - Comments: 8
San Francisco Bay Blues

San Francisco Bay Blues


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2 years ago - Comments: 7
Cuckoo noter/drone

Cuckoo noter/drone


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2 years ago - Comments: 17
2 Constant Lovers

2 Constant Lovers


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2 years ago - Comments: 6
Mountains of Pomeroy

Mountains of Pomeroy


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2 years ago - Comments: 10
Tombigbee Waltz on the porch

Tombigbee Waltz on the porch


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3 years ago - Comments: 12
The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow


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3 years ago - Comments: 14
Kennedy Barn String Band

Kennedy Barn String Band


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3 years ago - Comments: 14
Plaisir d'Amour

Plaisir d'Amour


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4 years ago - Comments: 13
Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda


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4 years ago - Comments: 22
Cold Frosty Morning

Cold Frosty Morning


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5 years ago - Comments: 16

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Latest Forum Discussions

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The "I have small hands" idea

Posted: Tuesday April 21 2020, 9:25 AM
By: @Bob Stephens

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

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

Comments

ConnorC
05/20/20 04:05:30PM @connorc:

Thanks for the welcome. No, I did not know about Roger. I had never even heard of a Dulcimer until about 2 weeks or so ago. I am a huge Steeleye Span fan, ever since I first discovered them around 1980 when I was soldiering abroad. I saw he played with their guitarist when I googled him.

I always fingerpicked or thumbstrummed my guitars, so the pick has been interesting so far. I decided to try it out. It certainly makes more noise than my bare fingers.

Roger’s playing does sound lovely, I found an album called Nonesuch on youtube.

Sorry for the late reply, I am not skilled with forums and messaging and the suchlike these days.


Becky park
05/11/20 04:18:30PM @becky-park:

I know I will enjoy it - It is a Group of friendly people-Thanks for the welcome back!


Ann
04/20/20 09:53:51PM @ann:

Thank you

Anb


Hunterdude
03/31/20 10:03:01PM @hunterdude:

Many thanks for the warm welcome!


Vulcan57
03/28/20 03:29:05PM @vulcan57:

Thanks so much! When I get ready to buy one I will keep you in mind. Thanks again.


robert winslow
03/25/20 09:04:27PM @robert-winslow:

Thanks, I'm sure I'll enjoy enjoy it here. Came to dulcimers late in life but surely enjoy playing.  I have tried some chord/melody, mostly on hymns and Holy Manna, still learning. Thanks for the welcome.

 

 


dockildare
03/18/20 07:00:47AM @dockildare:

Hi Rob, many thanks for the warm welcome


rill2b
03/02/20 10:29:12PM @rill2b:

Rob, I've fooled around at writing a for "Try to Remember" since I'm reluctant to make mistakes and not sure of doing anything the same way twice.  Time is always tight; do you have a link to tab?  Thx


pekwalker
01/31/20 07:57:00AM @pekwalker:

Thanks. I'm glad to be here.


Diane Mayfield
11/13/19 09:04:03PM @diane-mayfield:

Thanks, Rob, I'm sure I will!


Diane Mayfield
11/13/19 08:59:50PM @diane-mayfield:

Thanks, Rob, I'm sure I will!


marg
09/05/19 07:41:52PM @marg:

( ( Liked a group discussions item created by @john-astor Free Fingerpicking Album to download for all!)

Can I still download this, I get an error. Any clues or any other way?

On the home page now from a new member  @tatts - but from '14


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.