Friends of Music presents Kennett Native Dan Landrum

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Friends of Music continues its 2017-2018 season with a performance by Kennett native and exceptional hammered dulcimer player Dan Landrum. The event will be held tonight, Thursday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 222 N. Main St., in Kennett. The public is cordially invited. Admission to the event will be free.

Landrum has been a drummer/percussionist for most of his life, and has been playing the hammered dulcimer for over 30 years. As one of the modern innovators in the playing, use, and broader enjoyment of the instrument, and with a fitting emphasis on world music, he brings an energetic playing style and unique approach to this ancient instrument. His distinct perspectives will be shared in his public performance and in elementary school performances in Kennett.

World-renowned performer/composer/producer Yanni discovered him while Landrum was street performing in Tennessee, and he became a featured member of Yanni’s touring orchestra in 2003. He’s also toured the eastern United States playing hammered dulcimer with the off-Broadway tour, “Quilters,” and has played at presidential inaugurations, Olympic ceremonies, and at music festivals around the country and internationally.

Landrum has issued six CDs. three as a solo artist and three in collaboration with other artists. He plays both hammered and fretted dulcimers, as well as a few other instruments, and teaches dulcimer lessons on the Dulcimer School website ( Since 2006, he has published, with his wife, Angie, the Dulcimer Players News ( He’s also an avid photographer (, and is a resident and council member of the Town of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, overlooking the Tennessee River Valley and the city of Chattanooga.