Kyle Meadows has been playing the hammered dulcimer professionally for over 30 years. The beautiful sound of the hammered dulcimer first attracted him to the instrument and continues to inspire him today. Its bell-like tones resonate and create layers of sounds that mingle with one another. Meadows' arrangements are unique in that they often consist of slow, graceful tunes with ample spaces between the music, allowing the listener time to absorb the pitch and placement of the notes.
Meadows is inspired by the music he has heard in his life, including traditional (Appalachian, Celtic) and popular (reggae, rock, rhythm and blues, country and classical). He uses elements of these genres in his arrangements and performs some unexpected tunes, which turn out beautifully.
He also performs healing music in hospices, hospitals, and oncology centers. Meadows has a comfortable, almost effortless approach to the instrument and to the varied songs he adapts to it. To listen to his music is to be relaxed, uplifted and delighted.
Minimal Technical Requirements
Minimum stage size: 5 feet x 5 feet
Sound: appropriate to space, none in small area