Musical Tropical Breeze on Central Oregon Coast
(Lincoln City, Oregon) – A tropical breeze is coming to the central Oregon coast later this week. Mark Kailana Nelson is a master of the ukelele and the Hawaiian slack key guitar, and he shows up at the Lincoln City Cultural Center November 16 and 17 for not just a concert but two workshops for musicians as well.
Nelson also specializes in a ground-breaking way of playing the Celtic dulcimer, creating an enchanting new sound as soothing as an island breeze. He explores music from islands real and imaginary, lovingly played on instruments from widely different parts of the world,
In the early 1970;s Nelson was one of a handful of free-spirited musicians who created a whole new vocabulary for the Appalachian dulcimer and guitar. He created a driving flatpicking dulcimer style, playing the instrument with a force and passion seldom heard before. A first place win at the National Mountain Dulcimer Championships in Winfield, Kansas, in 1979 led to appearances at festivals, colleges and coffeehouses across North America and Europe, and a recording career spanning over 25 years and counting.To read the entire story from Oregon Coast Beach Connection, click here.