The psaltry-playing band Psaltrio performs on Mountain Stage.
The psaltry-playing band Psaltrio performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser
- "Christmas Eve Is Here"
- "Aura Lee"
- "Hava Na Shire"
- "Sandy Boys"
Greg and Tish Westman are luthiers based in Beckley, W. Va., who play traditional music on the bowed Psaltery, a stringed instrument kin to the dulcimer that comes in 9-, 25-, 32- and 37-note versions and in varying tonal ranges. The duo record as Psaltrio, which has one album under its belt, The First Time. The band frequently shows up at string band and old-time festivals all across the country.
The Westmans are joined here on Mountain Stage by Jackie Williams and special guest Hunter Walker who, along with Greg Westman, plays a dulcimer on "Sandy Boys."
This Mountain Stage performance was originally published Oct. 1, 2010.