Mountain Dulcimer Club

Fourth Saturday of Every Month 12pm

For the first 2-1/2 years the River City Dulcimers had been gathering at a private home in Carmichael. We are now meeting at The Strum Shop in hopes more mountain dulcimer enthusiasts will join! We welcome all players from beginners to professionals and all varieties of music. Our meetings always start with a beginner lesson and move into a jam. Some loaner instruments are available. (contact Dusty to reserve one in advance please!)

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Skill Level:
Beginner +
Materials Included:
Sheet Music
Mountain Dulcimer (Loaners Available: Please Contact Dusty)
Dusty Thorburn - Dusty grew up strumming guitar and singing "Kum Ba Ya" and "Blowin' in the Wind" before it was a cliche. A professional historian, he sees traditional music as a way to connect with people from the past, especially those who left few written records of their lives.

A long-time guitarist and occasional mandolin player, Dusty discovered the dulcimer about six years ago and has been obsessed ever since, entranced by the simple beauty of the instrument's design and sound. About three years ago he founded River City Dulcimers, a group of musical friends that meets monthly in Sacramento. A Moderator at the immensely popular website Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer, Dusty has been a regular at music events around Northern California, having taught workshops at the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering and performed at events such as Petaluma's Art in the Park festival and Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days. His lessons, arrangements, and compositions combine a respect for traditional sounds with a modern, blues-influenced sensibility.

Mountain Dulcimer Club

NO RSVP REQUIRED: See you there!
Sat, May 27, 2017 at Noon to 1:00 pm

Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at Noon to 1:00 pm

Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at Noon to 1:00 pm

Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at Noon to 1:00 pm

Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at Noon to 1:00 pm

Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at Noon to 1:00 pm

Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at Noon to 1:00 pm


Acoustic Guitars
Electric Guitars
Mandolin Family
Drums & Percussion
Band & Orchestra
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(916) 787-8786

209 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678

Mon - Fri: 10a - 7p
Sat: 10a - 5p