The incomparable Butch Ross, a man of many talents with a command of many styles, will be demonstrating his classical chops at the Camp House on Nov. 10.
The “Maestro of the Appalachian” dulcimer will be joined by a string quartet as well as a number of friends, including classical guitarist Hara Paper and flautist Trish Ferrell Wileman. Jessica Nunn of Soul Mechanic will be leading the string quartet.
The show will feature a mix of classical and contemporary composers: Beethoven, Bach, Reich and Meyer are all on the bill, as well as a number of selections from Ross’s own catalog. Regarding his choice of instrument Ross has this to say:
“After all this time, I’m still constantly surprised by the breadth and versatility of the mountain dulcimer. To me, the instrument isn’t a simple one; it’s an instrument that is devastatingly efficient. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to show off what it can do in a classical setting.”
The show is at 7 p.m., Nov. 10 at the Camp House, 1427 Williams Street. This is a free concert—although donations are very much appreciated.