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Don Pedi
Don has been collecting, preserving, and performing traditional Appalachian music for more than 50 years. He’s developed a playing style that translates the older feel of fiddle and banjo tunes, ballads, and secular and sacred songs to the dulcimer while maintaining traditional rhythms and stylistic sensibilities. Since 1985, Don has championed traditional music on the radio. His weekly show “Close to Home” airs on NPR affiliate Blue Ridge Public Radio (WCQS 88.1 in Asheville, NC) and streams on the web. He has also appeared in motion pictures “The Song Catcher” and “The Journey of August King." He continues to perform and teach dulcimer and history of traditional music at festivals and music camps across America.

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