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Bob Shank

Bob Shank plays hammered dulcimer
Nov 11, 2022 | 11am to 8pm
Nov 12, 2022 | 11am to 8pm
Nov 13, 2022 | 11am to 4pm

Elizabeth Moore Hall

For more than four decades Bob Shank has been a benchmark for American acoustic musicians. Not bluegrass or old-time, or classical or ragtime, but all that and more.

A sixth-generation West Virginian, Shank began his musical journey at age five with drums and piano and by age 13 he was firmly hooked on banjo and guitar. While still in high school he fell in love with the hammered dulcimer after hearing Russell Fluharty, West Virginia's "dulcimer man."

Shank performed on NPR’s internationally broadcast "Mountain Stage". He was an invited guest at WVU's annual "World Music Concert" and has been a Master Artist at the Augusta Heritage Center’s Spring Dulcimer Week, the Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival and West Virginia’s traditional music camp, Allegheny Echoes. Shank won first place old-time banjo at West Virginia’s celebration of traditional arts, the Vandalia Gathering.

Free and open to the public