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Linda Thomas and Dan DeLancey are award-winning players who have performed together for over twenty years, gaining the attention of fans and reviewers worldwide. The duo has recorded twelve albums together and facilitates workshops for beginner to advanced players. Linda has published several instructional books with arrangements for hammered dulcimer.

Don't forget! Linda and Dan are available for concerts, festivals, private parties and instructional workshops for hammered dulcimer and flatpicked guitar, too!

In addition to their well-known duet appearances, the Thomas/DeLancey performance is available as a trio with Ronnie DeLancey (bass); they also are available as an Ensemble sound with Ronnie (bass) and Scott Tichenor (mandolin).

Reviews

"An absolute delight! Linda's hammered dulcimer and Dan's guitar blend together seamlessly on a great selection of contemporary and traditional tunes. Linda is a tasteful dulcimer player and Dan is an excellent guitar player. The combined sound is so very smooth that one tends to forget just how difficult some of these tunes are to play on any instrument."

Dulcimer Player News on Trio

"Every music genre has its own universe, and in the cosmos that loves old-time acoustic folk music, Linda Thomas is a rising star. If you self-prescribe instrumental music to elevate your mood or replenish your spirit, try some of these warm, affirming compositions."

The Kansas City Star on Home

"Songs are mostly traditional and are very well chosen to showcase Dan's warm and personal vocal leads. Linda adds harmonies and they've managed all of this without sacrificing any of the wonderful interplay between dulcimer and guitar that has always been their trademark."

Dulcimer Player News on A Turning Point

"The music offered here reveals Mr. DeLancey to be a talented and imaginative guitarist with a tone and style reminiscent to my ear of the playing of Dan Crary. Like Mr. Crary, Mr. DeLancey has that cleanly elegant, almost classical approach, full of warm, ringing notes and complex patterns that give his solos a solid, structured feel regardless of the tempo."

Bluegrass Unlimited on A Few Favorites

"Perhaps their strongest talent lies in giving life to the music in more ways than simply speeding it up! The Gathering Place is all-American music, Sunday music that you'll look forward to every day of the week."

Acoustic Musician on The Gathering Place