Linda Thomas (Hammered Dulcimer/Keyboards/Vocals) and Dan
DeLancey (Flatpick Guitar/Vocals) knew they had a special style when they began
playing instrumental music over 25 years ago; since then they have taken their music
throughout the U.S. and Europe. Whether adapting Appalachian and Celtic fiddle tunes
to their instruments or adding their close vocal harmonies to well-known bluegrass
and old-time standards, this group has become a favorite at music camps and festivals.
Walt Michael says, "They perform with an ease which belies the difficulty of mastering
such intricate and wide-ranging music."
They have shared billing with the ALISA JONES BAND, STEVE KAUFMAN, NORMAN BLAKE and
DOC WATSON and have played the prestigious WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL in WINFIELD, KS and
both the IBMA in Louisville and the EWOB in The Netherlands.
Linda and Dan are available to perform as a duet and are also joined
by Ronnie DeLancey (bass) to form a trio and Scott Tichenor (mandolin)
to complete the Ensemble sound.
Click image below to download a printable Thomas/DeLancey Band poster.
Linda holds a degree in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching; her workshops are offered in many locations, including the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, AR and Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV. Linda's instructional materials for Hammered Dulcimer are published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc..
Dan has been playing guitar a great part of his life with earliest
influence from the recordings of Doc Watson. Dan's achievements
include many contest titles in the flatpick style. Dan was profiled
by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine (Nov/Dec 1997 and July/Aug 2001; in
addition, FGM has featured one of Dan's many arrangements on their
Flatpicking '98 CD. Dan Miller, FGM editor, calls Dan "a master
Completing the Thomas/DeLancey trio sound is Ronnie DeLancey on bass;
whether playing acoustic upright or electric bass, Ronnie's subtle
style and impeccable timing contribute a solid foundation for the
group. Ronnie is a former member of the nationally known bluegrass
band, Last Kansas Exit.
Completing the Thomas/DeLancey Ensemble is Scott Tichenor on mandolin;
his performance on mandolin is characterized by a unique tone quality
and smooth style. Scott is a former member of Last Kansas Exit
Bluegrass Band and is also widely recognized for his popular website