Music that no one can pigeonhole. Is it Old Time? Is it Bluegrass? Folk? C & W? Western Swing? About all we can say is, no matter what it is, it is filtered through the traditional acoustic instruments indigenous to western North Carolina.
Alan Darveaux was born in 1946 in Connecticut. He grew up on Long Island Sound. His interest in acoustic music started in high school and led to a college group known as the “Newcomers”. The dulcimer caught his eyes and ears while visiting friends at Berea College in KY back in 1967. He left Berea with all the information, books and records he could find on the dulcimer. Since then he has eagerly sought as much history, lore and makers of the dulcimer as he can fit into his life.