John McCutcheon is a one-man folk festival, famed for his performances on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and at least half a dozen other instruments. He's a powerful songwriter, and profoundly connected to the music he performs. John has released 36 albums, and has earned 7 Grammy nominations. He doesn't play many small dulcimer festivals, and Nutmeg is thrilled to bring him here.
Janita Baker is renowned for her fingerpicked 4-string dulcimer arrangements of delta and country blues, classical, traditional, ragtime, swing, and original music. She's a masterful teacher, and also (together with her husband) masterful builder of Blue Lion dulcimers and guitars. We saw her at another festival a few years ago and immediately knew we should bring her to Nutmeg.
Workshop Leaders & Vendors
Lucy Joan Sollogub