Music of Appalachia Collection


Together At Last

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Audio Recording

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Sam Rizzetta is a hammered dulcimer player, builder and designer. He is originally from Chicago, but lives in Inwood, West Virgina now. He worked repairing guitars and illustrated books int he 1960's to put himself through graduate school. While working with guitars he discovered the dulcimer. In 1974 he formed a string band called Trapezoid with Paul Reisler, Pete Vigour and Paul Yeaton. the group's trademark was hammered dulcimer quartets. He performed with the group until 1978.

Alan Freeman, born in Brooklyn, moved to West Virginia in 1974. He has traveled and played guitar all over the United States and Europe. His first Album was released in 1978, he has released a total of 9. He plays a wide range of music that includes old time, bluegrass, Celtic, swing, ragtime, standards, klezmer, and a little latin.