David Moran, Joe Morgan & Friends

Years at Winfield: 

David Moran, Joe Morgan & Friends teamed up in 1997, and the dulcimer world has never been the same. While all are well versed in the traditional fiddle tunes that many associate with the dulcimer, they have expanded their musical vision to include music from a great diversity of sources. Music from around the world, original compositions, gospel tunes and contemporary songs are all included in their repertoire. As a result, David, Joe, Guy, and Scott are featured performers and instructors at festivals from coast to coast.

David Moran won the National Hammered Dulcimer Competition at Winfield Kansas when he was only fifteen. He is much, much older now, and probably wiser, too, but people seem to enjoy his playing anyway. He is considered a true innovator on the instrument and is highly regarded as both a performer and instructor.

Joe Morgan has played guitar since he was a child, and still maintains that childlike ability to look at the world with new eyes, see the beauty in all things, and burn stuff with a magnifying glass. While also proficient on banjo, mandolin, hammered dulcimer and other instruments, he primarily considers himself a guitar player.

Guy George is a hammered dulcimer, sax, steel drum and pennywhistle player from Cleveland, OH. He comes from a background in jazz, having studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, honing his skills playing in the Boston and New York area.

Scott Odena won the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas in 1992, and the Old-Time Singing Championship at the Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1998. Along with mountain dulcimer and banjo, Scott also plays guitar, mandolin and a few other odd instruments.

When they all perform together, their music is virtually impossible to describe.

That's probably a good thing.