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Dulcimer Dan Arterburn

He lives on a plot of land north of Questa and resides on a road named after him by his neighbors. How many folks do you know who have been so honored by their neighbors?

Dulcimer Dan Arterburn moved from Ohio to New Mexico in the 1970s and has become a legendary entertainer as well as a maker of acoustic instruments for over 40 years. A player of numerous string instruments, he is considered by those in the know to be one of the foremost exponents of the flailing style of banjo playing.

A fixture at the Moreno Valley Cowboy Evenings since its inception 20 years ago, Dan is best know for his dedication to folk music and culture. His knowledge of not only the music of America but of the day-to-day life of the people who created it is extensive and his story-telling ability has made him a favorite for the festival scene.

In addition to giving workshops and demonstrations, he is a frequent visitor to public and private schools, making education entertaining and fun.

Dan also makes frequent appearances at the Red River Community House, so check their schedule.