Cinematic stylings and honest songs

Musician Joshua Messick, a recent transplant to Asheville, announces that he will perform a hammered dulcimer concert at St. Mathias Episcopal Church (1 Dundee St., Asheville) on Sunday, Sept. 8. The 3 p.m. show is is by donation (suggested $10). All ages are welcome.

Messick has played hammered dulcimer for 19 years and was the 2003 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion. He is a composer and producer, and has recorded four albums, including Honest: Songs of Hope in collaboration with Erin Rogers. “He weaves progressive, cinematic stylings and modern techniques into traditional melodies, original compositions, and powerful improvisations,” according to his website. He “blends genres, his compositions drawing on Celtic, Indian, Japanese and new age styles. He also plays Appalachian folk, hymns, classical and traditional favorites.”

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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