Sam

Sam

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Location: Brooks, WV
Country: US

Latest Followers:

James Phillips Rob N Lackey Robert Worth Dusty Turtle Bob Reinsel Jan Potts Robin Thompson Strumelia Deborah Hinz Cheryl Johnson Lexie R Oakley Patty from Virginia John Henry Jim Fawcett

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youtube videos: 2
videos: 1

Latest Activity

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Sam
 
@sam • 9 hours ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Road to Lisdoonvarna, aeolian mode:
"Beautiful sustain on your dulcimer. She sings! Nicely played."
Sam
 
@sam • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"I'm so glad that you and John Henry got to play together. Thanks for sharing Jim. "
Sam
 
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Playing April:
"WOW! What a lively tune. Really enjoyed this."
Sam
 
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
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Sam
 
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"Great shot Jim. Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us!"
Sam
 
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"Jim Fawcett: He told me he was charging me for signing it. He took us to his old church. Walking around the side of the building Bev asked if it was still..."
Sam
 
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"REALLY JIM? REALLY? You show us a table like that and we don't get none? REALLY? :)"
Sam
 
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"My what a wonderful shot of the two of you together. "
Sam
 
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Another Perspective:
"Charles Thomas: Thanks Sam! The dulcimer is a Ron Gibson "Barbara Allen" model in cherry and walnut. I'll be checking his (Ron's) site. That dulcimer..."
Sam
 
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Another Perspective:
"Very smooth and soothing. Your dulcimer sounds great and is an absolutely beautiful instrument. "
Sam
 
@sam • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Strumelia: Sam- that waterfall is so gorgeous- is it in your yard??   I have a waterfall in the yard, this isn't it. "
Sam
 
@sam • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Never a dull moment with Gracie.  "
Sam
 
@sam • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Spring Winds:
"Very nice use of your noter Charles. You really have that 'slide' down pat.  You dulcimer has a great sound by the way."
Sam
 
@sam • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Heartbreaking George. "
Sam
 
@sam • one month ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Down on the Farm:
"Love that tune and the sound of your dulcimer. Great playing!"
Sam
 
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Boil 'Em Cabbage Down, key of E major:
"Hi James! I saw Robin and Mark's vid too. I really wanted, like you, to add my rendition of this old favorite. Unlike you, however, my playing does not seem..."
Sam
 
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 31
Posted a new Comment on Three-Legged Skunk -- original composition:
"WHEW! That skunk had any more legs I don't b'lieve I could keep with him a'tall !  Nice Dusty."
Sam
 
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Bile 'Em Cabbage Down:
"When you and Mark play together your music complement each so well. This is undoubtedly one of the best 'listening' renditions of Cabbage I've ever heard. "
Sam
 
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on A song...:
"Great video from your phone! Very nice strumming technique and your dulcimer has a great sound. Looking forward to more from this ballad?"
Sam
 
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Shady Grove:
"Ever a favorite. You dulcimers harmonize wonderfully! This is a really, really pleasant rendition of Shady Grove. "
Sam
 
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sweet Little Red Head":
"Thanks for the kind comment and the link Strumelia. Bees are such fascinating little buggers! My garden project is coming along. I have some stone terraces..."
Sam
 
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on latest galax dulcimer:
"Nice work. Nice wood. I have a top glued up of Eastern Red Cedar, locally grown, that has some nice knots. I think I'll coat the inside of the knots with..."
Sam
 
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Sweet Little Red Head":
"OK, I'm guessing by the red nectar and the red 'hair' on this little honey bee that Dead Nettle pollen is red."
Sam
 
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Oh, Snenandoah:
"Dulcimer sounds great. Nice playing style."
Sam
 
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Loch Lomond on a Soprano Dulcimer:
"Beautifully played Jan. Your dulcimer sounds so sweet and looks like a million bucks !"
Sam
 
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Yodeling Lesson 3. The Generic Yodel.:
"Sweet!!!! Hadn't heard a yodeler for many years. Had an aunt that could make the hollers ring here!"
Sam
 
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on butterfly:
"Love it!"
Sam
 
@sam • 4 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on New galax dulcimer:
"She sings!"
Sam
 
@sam • 4 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Ground Hog:
"Bob Reinsel: Sam, I grabbed these verses from the Doc Watson version.  You could indeed go on all day with this one, but that would be way too much..."
Sam
 
@sam • 4 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Ground Hog:
"Wonderfully played and sung. There must be ten thousand verses to this song ... an' I like 'em all!"
Sam
 
@sam • 4 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Gray Cat on Tennesse farm with feline commentary:
"Mornin' Frank, I'm a little south of you, Hinton WV. 'Cat' is always a favorite on a lap dulcimer. You did a great job and your dulcimer sounds great as..."
Sam
 
@sam • 4 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Old Joe Clark:
"YESSIR!!! I listen to Ol Joe Clark every time I see it posted as a vid or sound file. I haven't heard a rendition I didn't like but yours is certainly one of..."
Sam
 
@sam • 4 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace, key of F major:
"Always a favorite old hymn James. Thanks for sharing. Your dulcimer is a beauty!"
Sam
 
@sam • 4 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Harvest Home:
"Well ... watched your vid Brian. I'm VERY upset with MY fingers right now (happy for yours though) :) Excellent playing."
Sam
 
@sam • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What are you reading right now?":
"Seed catalogs !!!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Sam

In the making


Showing the grain in the back (poplar). Top is sitka spruce from...
@Sam 4 years ago - Comments: 15
Sam

Where Do You Keep Your Dulcimer in the Home?


If you play or practice regularly I would imagine that you keep your...
@Sam 6 years ago - Comments: 14
Sam

Commercial Cleaners/Lubes


Anyone using a commercially sold cleaner or lube for strings and/or...
@Sam 6 years ago - Comments: 4
Sam

Cleaning An Older Instrument


Thought I'd break this out as methods and products might be different...
@Sam 6 years ago - Comments: 10
Sam

Changing A String


I'm going to cheat and post a little rudimentary video to kick this...
@Sam 6 years ago - Comments: 10
Sam

Minor Repair~Scratches~Dings~Worn Finish


Most wood that has a finish applied has it there for more than one...
@Sam 6 years ago - Comments: 11
Sam

Cleaning and Preserving


What do you use to clean and preserve the wood of your dulcimer? I've...
@Sam 6 years ago - Comments: 19

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder


@Sam
last year - Comments: 12
WV Hills

WV Hills


@Sam
5 years ago - Comments: 21
Little Moses.avi

Little Moses.avi


@Sam
5 years ago - Comments: 22

Comments

Helen Seiler
04/24/17 06:42:35PM @helen-seiler:

Thanks for watching my video Sam and your kind comments.


hugssandi
08/04/16 08:47:28AM @hugssandi:

I would love a link to your site on foraging!!!!  


Jim Fawcett
09/19/15 05:35:40AM @jim-fawcett:

Thanks Sam for the comment on Chat this morning. I'll be posting things later today from Wartz. I'm can say without a doubt that we'll have FUNNmusicparty


marie
08/01/15 10:12:24AM @marie:

Thank you Sam.  I'm learning so much already!


Carrie Barnes
06/30/14 01:25:14PM @carrie-barnes:

Howdy Sam, so good to see you pop up, have missed ya! Hugs from Texas!Grin.gif


marg
02/08/14 01:11:43PM @marg:

I'm afraid your message (about giving your dulcimer away & making your own) got erase when I click on accept you as a friend.

Do you know how I can re-locate it?

Do you have photos of some of the dulcimers you are making?

What was it you liked or didn't like about your DF dulcimer? Still trying to learn all I can about mine. Did you see any problems from frets wearing down or the tuning gears not holding? I'm hoping I wont have any of these problems, but I do read by some people's postings of dulcimer wear and I'm just trying to become knowledgable.

I have a photo of it on my page under my photos.


marg
02/07/14 12:00:11AM @marg:

It's been some time since you posted yourvintage 1995 dulcimer on your 'photos dulcimer factory c. 1995 DF-4'. I was wondering if you still like it, I came across one much like it, 1996 one. I replied to your post and included a photo of my dulcimer. I was wondering if you still had the DF dulcimer? do you still liked it and have you found out anything else about it.

marg


Cheryl Johnson
07/29/13 05:34:21AM @cheryl-johnson:

Checkin in on you and on your spouses kidney boulder. Hope that's resolving!!


Cheryl Johnson
06/29/13 10:14:47AM @cheryl-johnson:

I think I missed the "L" on my own name. Sheesh!


Cheryl Johnson
06/29/13 10:14:16AM @cheryl-johnson:

Hi Sam! Been gone a while with life and work getting in the way of fun. Missed ya, thought I'd say Hiiiiiiiii!

Chery


Judith Giddings
11/20/12 08:24:39AM @judith-giddings:

Hi, Sam. Thanks for "friending" me! Judith


Jim Fawcett
08/06/12 02:04:59PM @jim-fawcett:

Can't believe I don't have you listed as a friend, Sam. Til I wanted to send you a PM.

Some-timer'sstrikes again...LOL But I'm thinking on having you make me a strap for my strum stick.... How's about Red, White, and Blue. Can't go wrong with those colors.


Cheryl Johnson
07/22/12 09:27:19PM @cheryl-johnson:

Sam,

A definite YES on the katydids! Nite nite!!

Cheryl


cindi perron
07/07/12 12:45:53AM @cindi-perron:

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cindi perron
07/07/12 12:41:50AM @cindi-perron:

ok, here's a rug i did that i dyed all the wools for

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Cheryl Johnson
07/01/12 08:39:27AM @cheryl-johnson:

We're good here....my parents lost their power down on the coast but up here in the mountains we were fine. We do lose ours all the time up here in the mountains....have been thinking about getting a generator. I sure hope they get yours back on soon....no fun having no power or internet!! Thumb is a little better today...probably no strumming though. :(

Cheryl


Cheryl Johnson
06/30/12 11:48:03PM @cheryl-johnson:
I bet your power is out!! Hope it's back on soon and hope all is well!Cheryl
Cheryl Johnson
06/25/12 04:37:18PM @cheryl-johnson:

Sam,

Thank you so much for the whole turkey's worth of feathers and surprise noters too!!!! I'm so glad as I don't have a noter! Wow!!!! I'm really all set to do some old timey strumming for a long time to come. There is a return surprise in the mail for you so keep an eye out!

Best!

Cheryl


John Henry
06/20/12 07:16:54AM @john-henry:

Sam ! Thanks for your comment, I was pleased to hear that you still prepare timber using the old ways, I can tell you that I have had some adverse comment, mainly based on the use of electricity and the puchase of toys that I don't have the space for, lol! Yes, it makes playing all the sweeter to have heard the saw and plane sing to me while making an instrument !

John


Sue Simms
02/05/12 09:50:20AM @sue-simms:

Congrats Grandpa, isn't it great ! just finished a baby Quilt for one of mine. Still playing Dulcimer with local friends. Learning to read music. Hoping to pic up my paint brush soon, to do some Oil painting. You keep up your playing ! hope to Jam with you all at one of the Dulcimer jams. I'm do for a new computer,my sound is still out ! and i sure miss listening to the videos ! Smile.gif