Joshua Messick and Acoustic Storm will perform at White Horse Black Mountain in July


Joshua Messick will perform for the first time with his new acoustic band, Acoustic Storm, at White Horse Black Mountain on July 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

Local resident Messick is trained on the hammered dulcimer and was named a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion. Other members of Acoustic Storm include River Guerguerian on world percussion and James Kylen on vibraphone/percussion. The concert will introduce Houston-based Max Dyer, who performed with the Houston Symphony.

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From Joshua Messick:

Joshua Messick will be performing at White Horse Black Mountain, located at 105 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711, on July 25, 8pm. Doors will open at 7:30pm.

Joshua Messick, a local resident, is a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion and has established himself as one of the nation’s leading hammered dulcimer artists. Creativity flows with dynamic passion as he weaves progressive, cinematic stylings & modern techniques into traditional melodies, original compositions, & powerful improvisations.

Joshua relates, “When I play, I seek to convey human emotions that connect all people: love, sorrow, joy, gratitude–all gifts found in the chambers of every human heart. I know that music, especially as it resounds from the ancient hammered dulcimer, reflects the invisible human spirit. This music is a prayer without words and a balm to communicate love, hope, and healing.”

White Horse Black Mountain owners Bob Hinkle and Kim Hughes state, “Artists like Joshua Messick are one of the reasons that we opened White Horse. Don’t miss this.”

This will be the first concert that Joshua will perform with his new acoustic instrumental band “Acoustic Storm”. Musicians include local icons River Guerguerian on world percussion and James Kylen on vibraphone/percussion. The concert will also introduce Houston-based cellist Max Dyer. Max played cello with the prestigious Houston Symphony, tours internationally, and continues to record on hundreds of albums. Joshua Messick fans appreciate Max’s cello on “Hammered Dulcimer Christmas”.

Tickets are $18 advance or $20 door and may be purchased at or by calling (828) 669-0816.

To learn more about Joshua Messick and watch his videos, visit


About Samantha Glaspy
I hail from Hendersonville, N.C., attend Appalachian State University for journalism and am currently an intern at Mountain Xpress. Follow me @samglaspy

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