Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves
For over 30 years Lois has been a student and innovator of mountain dulcimer playing technique and repertoire. She learned to play Southern Appalachian style from traditional North Carolina dulcimer players Frank Proffitt, Jr. and Stanley Hicks, and has won first place in dulcimer competitions at many old time music conventions.
Ehukai Teves was born in Hawaii. His family's roots run deep in Hawaiian culture and music. They performed throughout the islands, singing and playing the "old style" Hawaiian music with Ehukai playing bass. Ehukai holds a B.A. degree in Music Theory and Vocal Performance from the University of Hawaii. He has composed over 300 songs, among them a Hawaiian Grammy winner. Besides mountain dulcimer, Ehukai plays the Chapman Stck, Hawaiian-style ukulele, bass, and guitar.
Photo by Lonnie Webster