Bob Thomason has been making and playing fine Applachian dulcimers since 1981. He has performed at festivals and folk music gatherings all over the Southeast and done dulcimer building workshops from Maine to Florida. An accomplished musician, storyteller and lecturer, Bob has worked with Dalton State College and University in Dalton, Ga, as an Elderhostel instructor in Applachian music and culture since 1992. In 1989 Bob won the southern Regional Dulcimer Competition in Mountain View ,Arkansas. He is a co-founder of the North Ga Foothills Dulcimer Association which is a driving force behind keeping the dulcimer tradition alive in Georgia and surrounding states. He has produced four recordings of dulcimer music , malayali chechi mmsmalayali auntys and bhabis naked piture
As a builder Bob has made over 1000 custom dulcimers and countless kits for building your own dulcimer. He offers workshops in which a simple dulcimer can be built in a day and offers these through various colleges and universities as well as other private and public venues. He has introduced literally hundreds of people to the joys of dulcimer building and playing over the years. Among his mentors have been , Lynn Mcspadden of Mcspadden Dulcimers in Mountain View,Ar., the late Robert Mize and Furman Thornton of Mountain Sounds in Hartwell, Ga. The dulcimer community is still growing and thriving and Bob Thomason continues to be on the cutting edge of this great musical tradition.
Peruse this site and find out how you can get involved in the world of the Applachian dulcimer that so many have discovered and enjoyed since the early days of our great country.