Steve Eulberg

Steve Eulberg

 

San Mateo, California - Level II Beyond Beginners and Electives

Steve is excited to be returning this year. He is a versatile full-time folk musician who specializes in fretted and hammered dulcimers, but his first instrument was his mother's ukulele. He later bought a kit and built his first mountain dulcimer. It's been love ever since – through a career performing folk for kids to seniors, as a composer, and as an inner-city pastor, this award-winning touring musician brings joy to all who hear him.

He's been called an Appalachian Jimmy Buffett because of his personable stage presence and warm voice, but Buffett doesn't have Steve's on-the-money musicianship on dulcimers and more. He plays the dulci-bro, banjammer, electric dulcimer and baritone dulcimer, guitar, bass, mandolin, piano and hand percussion. He is a five-time Winfield, KS National Winner in Mountain Dulcimer and a three-time National Finalist for Hammered Dulcimer, in addition to other honors. He has produced 15 recordings; the newest, Old School Old Time, was released in December 2012 and recorded with third-generation fiddler Vi Wickham. Calling themselves "Fiddle Whamdiddle" (thelatter is slang for hammered dulcimer), this 15 song collection of old-time folk includes tunes they "can't remember not knowing." Steve offers his considerable talents on both fretted and hammered dulcimers, making for a knee-slapping good time.

Steve has a musical soul influenced by many, including Tchaikovsky, Jean Ritchie, and Stevie Wonder. He's shared the stage with folk artists John McCutcheon, Bryan Bowers, Maggie Sansone, Emma's Revolution, and Mundy Turner. His music has appeared on National Public Radio and on United Airlines Inflight Audio; his "Soaring" was licensed by PBS' RoadTrip Nation. Several songs have charted on The Music Review, including "War Is Sweet," which topped the Independent Country chart in September 2007. In the Roots Music Report for November and January 2013, he had 3 albums in the Top 50.

Originally from Pemberville, Ohio, Steve spent many years living in Fort Collins, CO. Since 2014 he and his wife Connie settled in San Mateo, CA, where he is now the Artistic Director of the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering and leads the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra. In addition to teaching pre-school children and their families in Music Together, Steve teaches at many top dulcimer festivals and continues to bring his "smile-inducing, toe-tapping, thought-provoking folkgrass" to audiences across the country.

For more information, please visit his websites at patreon.com/steveeulberg or owlmountainmusic.com or email him at steve@owlmountainmusic.com

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