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Summer 1999 • 27

Rowenas Waltz

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D.C. affine (with repeat) play was transcendent in its own way. Decades after the teen duet with Paul, I was still improvising "new acoustic" originals and Scottish folk music in the duo Midwinter Spring. Tom Espinola and Lorraine Duisit marvelously complemented this sound in Chuck's and my disc Scratch The Sky in 1990. When asked to characterize our style in words, we were generally at a loss: Eclectic? Folk-jazz-classical blend? Unplugged heartfelt individualist? In the summer of 1993, the Haases moved to Colorado for good. Other than playing dulcimer on the church worship team, I was on my own. I found to my amazed delight that people were drawn to unaccompanied dulcimer and bamboo flute and psaltery, and I could do concerts as a sort of "teach-

ing host." The time was ripe to quit teaching English and embrace severallong-dreamed-of projects: a book of lead sheets of priceless American folk hymns called What Wondrous Love, solo multi-tracked recordings; a semester of composition lessons that yielded a series of CD's called Places ofAbundance; new collaborations with guitarist Phillip Skeens (String Wind), harper Ardie Boggs and great fiddlers; and a continuous flow of introductions of the hammered dulcimer to breathless, goose-bumped folk like myself. 0 Timothy Seaman 127 Winter East, Williamsburg VA 23188-1655 757/565-1461, E-mail: TSeaman@visi.net

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