Steve Eulberg: What's New?
Kids Show Review - September 19, 2012
Steve Eulberg at North Bay Children's Center
Host: Aidan Nelson
Essence Story by Aidan Nelson
As Steve Eulberg and I walked into the North Bay Children’s Center in Novato, the kids were already eager. Peeking behind chairs and cabinets, they were very intrigued as to who we were and what we were doing there. When they were told that Steve would be playing music for them, their eyes widened with enthusiasm. As we set up for the performance kids continued to peek and smile and giggle. They were anxious to hear…(click to read the rest of the review)
Bread & Roses Gig Review - September 16, 2012
I have done a few gigs for Bread and Roses while in Northern California the past 2 years. Here is a review from a show in San Rafael this past August. This was truly a highlight of that tour!
Steve Eulberg at Country Villa
Host: Dick Miner
Essence Story by Dick Miner:
Steve Eulberg is a singer-song writer, musician, and educator. His show at Country Villa Health Care Center drew upon all of these talents. He walked into the room and immediately captured everyone’s attention as he unpacked his guitar, the mountain dulcimer, and the most mysterious of all, the hammered dulcimer.
Steve began the show with a couple of Appalachian folk songs....Read the whole Bread and Roses Review here.
Radio Interview podcast is up! - November 19, 2011
I've enjoyed being interviewed by Shashona (Australia) and Skys (Canada) for Indieshowcase.net's live internet radio show.
And now the podcast of the second interview has been posted for download and listening! Just click this link!
"a piece of it all" is charting again! - November 18, 2011
I'm excited that my 2007 recording "a piece of it all" is charting again, thanks to listener requests and DJ spins on internet radio!
"a piece of it all" has been in the Top 20 (of the Top 50 Folk Stations) reporting on the Roots Music Report for the past 4 weeks, rising as high as #12!
Indieshowcase.net (where I'm one of the featured artists!)
Sparky Pop's Just Good People Show
These are just a few of the internet shows playing my music, and to whom you can address requests to hear more! (Doing so helps keep us on the charts, you know!)
(Thanks also to Jeanette Lundgren--aka "Mother Hen" who is helping me make these connections across the musical universe!)
Concert Review - October 18, 2011
That was quick! Within days after my concert with the Faux Celtic Women in Memphis, Betty Westmoreland had written and published her enthusiastic and detailed review of the concert. You can read about it and see photos here.
Honors at Winfield - September 18, 2011
It was the 40th Anniversary year of the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and I decided to offer traditional mountain dulcimer playing for the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship.
I played my Ben Seymour Galax Mountain Dulcimer with my Don Neuhauser turkey quill and my Phyllis Gaskins-recommended clothespin noter. It was tuned to dddd and I played "O Virgin-ee-i-a", "Old Black Cat Couldn't Catch A Rat" (the latter learned from Don Pedi). To my surprise and delight, I was invited back to play in the 2nd round where I added "Soldier's Joy" and Albert Brumley's "I'll Fly Away."
I ended up tied for 4th and people enjoyed hearing the old-time dulcimer sound!
Streetmosphere 2011 - September 3, 2011
Local artist, Tim Van Schmidt, stopped by last night and snapped this photo, including it in his Fort Collins Life-Times, "more news-less paper" site. Click my picture and check-out.
Tim is a gifted poet and visual artist who is drawn to music and landscapes and has posted what has caught his eye in Fort Collins.
Quilters! - August 25, 2011
I've just been "cast" (along with Marta Dean) as the hammered dulcimer players for the stage production of Quilters by Bas Bleu Theater Company in Fort Collins. The show will run weekends September 15-October 23rd.
Hammered Dulcimer is a key instrument in the score of this production, which is a series of vignettes from the journals and diaries of actual pioneer women from early American history. The acoustic ensemble features fiddle, bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin as well. Fiddler Emily, our musical consultant, has played this show many times, including on Broadway.
"Gathering this talented band on short notice has been nothing short of miraculous! I am SO grateful," quipped musical director, Cynthia Vaughn.
Here is a blog entry I wrote about this show.
DPN Archives Now Available! - August 22, 2011
Dulcimer Players News (a quarterly journal for dulcimer enthusiasts) is now available in an on-line, searchable archive! Steve was the "coverboy" featuring an in-depth interview with local Fort Collins writer, Tim Van Schmidt. Read it here.
New DVD is HERE! - August 15, 2011
"Steve Eulberg in Concert", a DVD of the 30-Dulcimer-Filled Years Concert, produced by Russ Hopkins of KIVA, has arrived.
The DVD features 17 tracks of high definition video from multiple camera angles, from a magical evening of acoustic music. Steve plays mountain and hammered duclimers, guitar, dulci-bro, banjammer, electric mountain dulcimer and Teresa Lundgren plays fiddle and percussion, Katie Stieber plays drums and percussion.
Bonus: a 30-Dulcimer-Filled Years Slideshow.
Order your copy at the Owl Mountain Music Mercantile .
Steve's Music on Thrivent Website! - July 24, 2011
"He Is Our Peace", Eulberg's original setting of the biblical text from Ephesians 2 (from his Christ Is Our Peace liturgy) has been included in Thrivent.com's Magazine Music, Playlist 7 (July 2011)
Dancing on Strings - January 7, 2011
Dancing on strings
Dulcimer virtuoso Steve Eulberg will play the Rialto
When Steve Eulberg first began playing the hammered and mountain dulcimers as a college student, he was one of a rare breed of musician.
At the time, there weren’t many dulcimer players around, so he taught himself and built his own dulcimers. It was slow going for a while as his instruments kept falling apart, and he would have to spend more time rebuilding them than playing.
Today, 30 years later, he has carved a niche for himself in the dulcimer world and has honed his craft to an art. In addition to composing and producing his own music,...read the rest here
New Review Midwest Record - December 11, 2010
OWL MOUNTAIN MUSIC
STEVE EULBERG/A Piece of It All: Long time instrumentalist goes for the vocals and sounds like a cross between early Leo Kottke on a Clancy Brothers binge. This cat can keep his balance tipping his chair back on two legs while letting the back porch music flow through him. Heartland music well grounded in heartland music festivals with a vibe to match.
Chris Spector, the Midwest Record Vol 34/No 40, 12/10/10
Rice Elementary Concert - March 4, 2010
Thanks to Heather Stenner and the Music Performance Fund (MPF) of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), I was able to give a concert for Rice Elementary (Wellington) 3-5th graders as an introduction to the Strings Curriculum for the Spring Term. I'll give a follow-up concert in March for the Kindergarten-2nd graders.
After the show Heather sent me this PDF file with photos from the first concert, backed by some music she had. Enjoy! Rice Concert 2010
Thanks to funding from the school, I was also able to give an introductory Guitar Lesson to all the 4th and 5th grade students in the school--to help them utilize the 25 guitars they have in the music room (a very unusual treasure to find in an elementary music program!)
We won the Opus Award! - August 17, 2008
I'm adding sound samples in the music section from the demo recording we made of the music.
More Blue Plate Special! - August 6, 2008
Blue Plate Special Video! - August 4, 2008
Opus Nomination for Sound Design! - August 1, 2008
The Awards ceremony is on August 17th at the Company's annual meeting and picnic.
July 4th-themed Lessons at Jamplay.com - July 1, 2008
DPN Interview about Contests - June 27, 2008
Since I've never won the big kahuna prize (1st place) I'm not listed in the title...thus my claim to being the "John MacEnroe of the Dulcimer World". (I do try to be the grown-up version of John, however, rather than the ill-tempered, bad-mannered one!)
This article is currently on the newstands and you can learn more (and subscribe!) here: http://dpnews.com/issues/Summer08/Summer08.html
The Second Set Mountain Dulcimer Concert" and the Flash Mountain Dulcimer Brigade were both highlighted!
New Review for "I Celebrate Life!" - June 6, 2008
Yesterday, it received a brand-new review by Virginia MacIsaac that was posted on Rambles.net.
When one releases and sends art like music into the world, it is free to travel where it will and I am humbled that this long after its launching this music evokes a thoughtful review from a careful listener!
Here's a sample: "At first look this one appears to be a children's CD because of the smiling young face on the cover. However, after the first few tracks,...there are instrumentals that will become part of those I will return to again and again....'First Snow'--how music can capture the silence of snow falling, I don't know, but it happens right here...'Portage River' almost sounds like a jig. Two fiddling sisters join in, Carole and Teresa Lundgren, flowing and ripply, just like a river. With "Summer Storm" a wind builds under our ears, fluttering, swaying, whooshing and waving...." to read more go to: http://www.rambles.net/eulberg_celebr05.html
Concert Webcast is Archived at UStream.com! - April 23, 2008
Songs include: Golden Slippers (HD), World Without Walls, Set Your Back (to the setting sun); Ferret Frolic,
Lake Ozark Blues (MD); war is sweet, i miss america (guitar); Dutch Hop Set (HD); Gospel Medley (I'll Fly Away, I Saw the Light/ Swing Down Chariot) and more!
Dulcimer Players News Podcast - April 16, 2008
This is the first of Dulcimer Players News weekly podcasts. You can tune in and catch it here.
later this week it will be available on iTunes also.
Bing and I play my original tune: "Soaring", the Irish jig "The Road to Lisdoonvarna", "Swallowtail Jig" and Butch visits the Ohio Valley Gathering and more!