"Steppin' Out" Cloudland Community Coffeehouse
Co-hosted by Rhodyjane and Art Lang, "Steppin' Out" is an all-acoustic, family-friendly open-mic coffeehouse which meets the last Tuesday of every month in the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.
Presenters may sign-up for slots in Music and Spoken Word at 6PM. House Band T.V. Barnett and his Roan Mountain Moonshiners kick things off at 6:30PM. This is an amazing extended-community event that includes locals, part-time residents and visitors from all over the country.
Cloudland Community Dulcimer Circle
Founded in 2009 by Rhodyjane and Ellie Hjemmet, the
CCDC meets every Wednesday at the Magill Presbyterian Church on
Highway 143 in Roan Mountain, and welcomes all those who play
or would like to learn to play the Appalachian Lap Dulcimer.
No experience necessary and we have plenty of "loaner" dulcimers!
Rhodyjane can provide programs to entertain, enlighten and inform.
Please contact us and let's talk about what's most suitable for your upcoming event.
• "Walkin' in the Sunshine" - Keeping on the sunny side with happy, upbeat tunes.
• "Settin' the Woods on Fire" - Gettin' just a bit rowdier with honky-tonk tunes.
• "Seems Like a Sunday" - Original songs inspired by Senior Saints in Rhodyjane's life,
plus favorite Gospel songs.and spirituals.
12:00 pm - Private lessons by appointment
1:30 pm - Dulcimer Circle
3:00 pm - Small group banjer lesson
"Big Daddie Banjer" plays genuine Oldtime
mountain music with a bit of a twist. Whenever
Michael Jones (a.k.a. "BDB") gets to feeling nostalgic, he'll knock out a HIPPIE-BILLIE tune from the '60s, just because he can, and because it's all about "Big Daddie" (with an "ie")!
Based in east-Tennessee and western-North Carolina, Thistle Dew is a vocal collaboration
dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the two forms of "roots" music which are nearest and dearest to our hearts -- Celtic and Appalachian. By blending the best of both we've created something
new and unique: "Celtalachian" Music.
The Dew Drops have often been told that our harmonies are magical, and all we have to say about that is "This'll Do!"
Rhodyjane is doing her internship to become an Advanced Certified Clinical Musician, playing the Celtic Harp and Lap Dulcimer at the bedsides of those in various stages of transition--hospice patients, those entering and/or recovering from surgery,birthing mothers, those in rehab or receiving outpatient oncology treatments.
This is a relatively new field which involves the understanding and application of sound waves for relaxation and healing purposes.