Where to Find Us:

Lois Hornbostel

P.O. Box 907

Bryson City, NC 28713

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What's New:

LOIS'S SIX MEL BAY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER BOOKS ALL AVAILABLE! Visit MUSIC STORE page for details.

BRING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PLAYING & BUILDING TO YOUR CHILDREN'S SCHOOLS! Learn how by clicking above on our new ARTS-IN-EDUCATION page!  

RECENT DULCIMER PLAYING CHAMPIONSHIPS! We've been attending Appalachian fiddle conventions, getting into the roots of the area's music, showing folks what the mountain dulcimer can do, and picking up some honors along the way...

 

LOIS’S DULCIMER CHAMPIONSHIPS:

After winning the Galax (VA) Fiddle Convention Dulcimer Championship in 1986 Lois did not compete more until 2014 when she and Ehukai started visiting fiddle conventions. She's honored to have been awarded:

’14 Mt. Airy, NC Dulcimer Champion

’14 Grayson County, VA Dulcimer Champion

’14 Alleghany County, NC Dulcimer Champion

’16 Alleghany County, NC Dulcimer Champion

’16 Tazewell, VA Dulcimer Champion

'16 Laurel Bloomery, TN Dulcimer Champion

 

EHUKAI’S DULCIMER CHAMPIONSHIPS:

'12 Fiddlers Grove, NC Dulcimer Champion

’13 Union Grove, NC Dulcimer Champion

’14 Union Grove, NC Dulcimer Champion

’15 Union Grove, NC Dulcimer Champion

’15 Alleghany County, NC Dulcimer Champion

'15 Ashe County, NC Dulcimer Champion

’16 Ashe County, NC Dulcimer Champion

Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves

 

THIS IS THE WEBSITE OF EHUKAI TEVES AND LOIS HORNBOSTEL,  nationally known professional musicians and teachers. Lois and Ehukai specialize in Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele and several other instruments. They tour together, presenting exciting performances and teaching workshops.

Lois has authored six internationally published music books for Mel Bay Publications and has organized musical events for 28 years. Ehukai has written over 300 songs (among them a Hawaiian Grammy winner), has a B.A. in voice and music theory, and appeared regularly on the original "Hawaii Five-O" television series. Both have won musical competitions for their outstanding playing.

To listen to some of their music, find out what they teach, learn how to purchase their music, and to find them for bookings, visit the pages that follow. Thank you!

What's New ...

EHUKAI TEVES, who has built acoustic mountain dulcimers for eight years, has developed a new line of solid-body electric dulcimers with amazing sound. New technology and his outstanding musician's ear allow these instruments to produce a genuine-sounding acoustic voice but with the presence and volume to fill a large room - just what mountain dulcimer performers have always wished for. They are simply designed, lightweight, and will be very economically priced!  More info to follow, and you can also contact Ehukai direct by going to the CONTACT page of this website.

"THE PLANK" - Lois's current favorite dulcimer is this intentionally-traditional looking solid body electric dulcimer, with distressed antiquing details.  Has scalloped fretboard surface for super-low string action without buzzes, and plays fast and easy. Its pre-amp and equalizer produce a beautifully acoustic sound! Has a built-in electronic tuner and tuning machines all on one side.

Comment on the Ehukai Teves "Plank":  "These critters want to play and inspire you to!"

 

Latest Recordings by Lois and Ehukai:

Music Store! (Ordering info on MUSIC STORE page.)