Bob and Wendy are traditional musicians currently living in central Ohio. Their music is a unique blending of two ancient multi- stringed instruments, the hammered dulcimer and the harp. This impressive pairing alone is enough to invite the attention and appreciation of a listener. Their gifts however lie in the level of sensitivity, musicianship and love that they bring to their music and to these instruments.
Wendy began her musical training on the piano as a child in Maryland, an experience that served her well when she later fell in love with the sounds of the harp. She then had the privilege to study with legendary harpist Alice Chalifoux at at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her love for music and a passion for history combine in her ability to discover music from an earlier time, and breath it back into new life.
Bob is a fascinating kind of hammered dulcimer player. Accomplished on the mandolin and guitar in the old time and bluegrass world, he was taken with the hammered dulcimer many years ago. From his farm in rural Ohio he became a builder by necesity and took to the instrument naturally, developing a fluid style uniquely his own.
When he and Wendy met, they happily found that they were a perfect match. Although both successful musicians on their own, together they found an expression of music much deeper than themselves. It has never left them.
*Guest artists for NPR,
* Biltmore Estate Candlelight Christmas annual performances
*Bruton Parish Church Concert Series, Colonial Williamsburg,
*Bastille Day hosted by the French Ambassador to the US, French Embassy Washington, D.C., *250th Birthday and Grand American Tour of the Marquis de Lafayette held at Tudor Place Washington, D.C and attended by the French Ambassador to the United States
*High profile events held at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, George Washington Book Prize, Pulitzer Prize author David McCullough, Members of the European Union and in 2011 for the National Museum for the study of George Washington ground breaking celebration, in the Central Passage of Mount Vernon for Candlelight Christmas Tours, and in March a gallery concert at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Wendy has performed for former First Lady Barbara Bush, the Jane Goodall Institute Global Awards Ceremony hosted by Anderson Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Patch Adams at the Ronald Reagan Trade Center in Washington, D.C., the former Governor and presidential nominee Mitt Romney, film actor and presidential nominee Fred Thompson, 2011 US Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, 2012 radio talk host Mike Huckabee 2014 Dr. Benjamin Carson renown neurosurgeon and author, and 2015 Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Together they have created four recordings, Measured Sound, Always Home, Softly & Tenderly and The Moon Shines Bright. Bob has four recordings, American Architecture, Rise Over Run, As Silent Stars Go By and Windridge while Wendy created and produced, Vision of Souls, the Story of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and composed and arranged music for a A Christmas Carol, produced by New Hampshire Public Radio. Selections from all of these recordings can be heard on NPR worldwide.
They perform for weddings, corporate and academic events, music festivals, distinguished artisan shows and concerts. Wendy is a “preferred” musician for Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and she played for afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton for 10 years. Bob is also a sound engineer/producer and operates a recording studio.
Bob: email@example.com Tel. 419-562-0784
Wendy: MOUSEL5@sssnet.com el. 330-264-5575