Saturday, September 24, 7pm, Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave.

You’d think that the old-fashioned mountain dulcimer has nothing in common with songs linked to the Beatles, Radiohead, Bach, and “The Lone Ranger” TV show theme. But there is a common thread, because brilliant dulcimer genius Butch Ross uses that instrument to play those songs and more.

Butch is the headliner for the next monthly coffeehouse concert, sponsored by the Columbus Folk Music Society on Saturday, September 24 at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave.

Butch often picks up the dulcimer and plays it like a guitar, totaling reinventing the sounds that the very traditional instrument puts out. That’s why said this in a glowing review: “It’s almost impossible to put into words the multitude of chordal harmonies and interwoven dystonic cross-stitching that one person can generate with just four strings.”

Butch takes the stage just after 8pm but come earlier for other activities. At 6pm, an informal folk music jam will be held. At 7pm, the coffeehouse will feature an open mic segment for three different folkie acts. Then, at 7:45pm, as a warm-up for the main concert, the audience will join in a brief folk music sing-along that always sparks a warm feeling of community.

A donation of $15 at the door is suggested; $10 for Columbus Folk Music Society members.

For more info, contact Bill Cohen at 614-263-3851 or at <>.

Hosted by Columbus Folk Music Society.


Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 7:00pm

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