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: 2
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

 

Latest Activity

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Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!:
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Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!:
"If the Good Lord's willing & the creek don't rise, I'll have a Youtube link on here about 7pm for a new livestream.  It's Train Tuesday!  All train..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on In the Good Ol' Colony Days:
"Kept waiting for you to sing it!    It was played quite nicely tho'. "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 4 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Which side are you on:
"As good as I ever heard it!  Had to listen to it twice  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @kimmiewilson:
"Welcome, Kimmie, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!:
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Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Rockin' LIVESTREAM thread- for all members!:
"Another Waits classic"
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @hunterdude:
"Welcome, Hunterdude, 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 @mazzamuse:
"Welcome, MazzaMuse, 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 @simmo:
"Welcome, Simmo, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new YouTube video:
Deep Ellum Blues 03-30-2020
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on How Can I Keep From Singing? (for Maddie):
"Quite moving, Butch & Doug.  Y'all done good."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Glowhazel - Ambient Dulcimer Music:
"Yes, it's "sacrilege," but very pretty nonetheless.  Keep it up!  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @tom-g:
"Welcome, Tom, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"In 2015 I was in the hospital nearly 2 weeks for cellulitis in my right leg.  Of course I had a dulcimer brought to me!  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @vulcan57:
"Welcome, Vulcan57, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  I don't have the Gardner dulcimer any more.  I sold it to a lady with whom I worked.  I should..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @julie-b:
"Welcome, Julie, 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 @roberta:
"Welcome, Roberta, 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 @robert-winslow:
"Welcome, Robert, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Sure you can learn other styles.  First thing I'd suggest as add some chords to songs you know..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @sue-vozar:
"Welcome, Sue, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on A Livestream Test:
"As you know, DT, it was truly live... screwups and all.  Will try to it for "real" with multiple dulcimers and maybe a guitar or two.  Look around for a..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "A Livestream Test":
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @martha-woodstock:
"Welcome, Martha, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @anneg:
"Welcome, Anne, 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 @dtester:
"Welcome, Dtester, 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 @tvprice:
"Welcome, TVPrice, 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 @don-b:
"Welcome, Don, 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 @dockildare:
"Welcome, Dockildare, 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 @judy-s:
"Welcome, Judy S, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  I'm sure that was really cool to have Jean Ritchie as a teacher.  Hope you enjoy it here. Rob  "
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @dean:
"Welcome, Dean, 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 @kaleykenzie:
"Welcome, Kaleykenzie, 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 @danoneufer:
"Welcome, Dan, 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 @xochipilli2012:
"Welcome, Xochipilli2012, 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 "1976 jazz recording including mountain dulcimer":
"Sorry to hear of his passing.  He was a great pianist.  I saw a pic of him playing his dulcimer.  If I find it again, I'll post a link here, but it looked..."
Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Gardner Winter Music Fest 2020:
"Thanks, Gordon.  I like to put myself in it, if I can. Dusty, You're too much my friend.  Thank you. Jim, what can I say?  The hat's almost an antique...."

Latest Group Discussions

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A Livestream Test


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


 
@Rob N Lackey one month 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
Rob N Lackey

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
Rob N Lackey

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
Rob N Lackey

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
Rob N Lackey

Old Friends


Decided to try another Willie Nelsonish thing.  This one was on the...
@Rob N Lackey 4 years ago - Comments: 3
Rob N Lackey

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


@Rob N Lackey
4 years ago - Comments: 8
Reuben's Train

Reuben's Train


@Rob N Lackey
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


@Rob N Lackey
4 years ago - Comments: 6
Were you there when they crucified my Lord

Were you there when they...


@Rob N Lackey
4 years ago - Comments: 11
Take Me Home Poor Julia

Take Me Home Poor Julia


@Rob N Lackey
4 years ago - Comments: 9
Plaisir D Amour

Plaisir D Amour


@Rob N Lackey
4 years ago - Comments: 5
John Stinson's #1

John Stinson's #1


@Rob N Lackey
7 years ago - Comments: 0
Bouncy Tune

Bouncy Tune


@Rob N Lackey
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


@Rob N Lackey
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


@Rob N Lackey
2 weeks ago - Comments: 11
Kennedy Barn String Band 2020

Kennedy Barn String Band 2020


@Rob N Lackey
one month ago - Comments: 8
San Francisco Bay Blues

San Francisco Bay Blues


@Rob N Lackey
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Cuckoo noter/drone

Cuckoo noter/drone


@Rob N Lackey
2 years ago - Comments: 17
2 Constant Lovers

2 Constant Lovers


@Rob N Lackey
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Mountains of Pomeroy

Mountains of Pomeroy


@Rob N Lackey
2 years ago - Comments: 10
Tombigbee Waltz on the porch

Tombigbee Waltz on the porch


@Rob N Lackey
3 years ago - Comments: 12
The Blackest Crow

The Blackest Crow


@Rob N Lackey
3 years ago - Comments: 14
Kennedy Barn String Band

Kennedy Barn String Band


@Rob N Lackey
3 years ago - Comments: 14
Plaisir d'Amour

Plaisir d'Amour


@Rob N Lackey
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: Sunday March 15 2020, 2:05 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

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

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.


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