Baltimore Concert Series: December 1, 2017 ~ Walt Michael & Co. String Band Holiday Concert
Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt Michael’s wide repertoire ranges from old-time Southern Appalachian, to Celtic, to breath-takingoriginal compositions. His various musical incarnations, including Bottle Hill, Michael, McCreesh & Campbell and Walt Michael & Co. have spanned over 40 years and taken him from the coal camps ofAppalachia to the Closing Ceremonies of the 13th Olympic Winter Games. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist he has recorded fourteen albums and instructional videos, appeared at the White House, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and he has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the UK. His music has been heard on ABC-TV, NBC's Tonight Show, Broadway, BBC, TNN, CBC, OLN and PBS. Walt’s many collaborations include works with the Pilobolus Dance Theater and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Walt is the Founder and Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill and the Artist in Residence at McDaniel College.