LAURIE BAUM was a very generous and active member of the Southern
California Hammered Dulcimer community and specifically worked hard for
SCDH and West Side Hammered Dulcimers. He developed a passion for
hunting down, researching and restoring historic hammered dulcimers,
giving them second lives, and donating most of them to SCDH for Dulcimer
Rescue and resale. Sometimes, hammered dulcimers found him, and he
repaired instruments that others had declared unsalvageable. He always
tried to learn stories of their former lives and owners.
"Dona Nobis Pacem" As recorded by West Side Hammered Dulcimers
To Send for a Memorial Service.
Laurie played his HD on this recording.
LAURIE was a founding member of West Side Hammered Dulcimers, joining
Nov. 14, 2006, and sharing ‘Brian Boru's March’. At West Side sessions
Laurie was generous to everyone - providing a copier, water, recordings
of shared tunes, keeping a tune archive, and providing information on
many topics, hammered dulcimers and instrument accessories. He also
participated in hammered dulcimer workshops at CTMS Summer Solstice
Festivals since their beginnings and formed friendships with many other
players over the years.
Bobbi and Barbara stopped by to thank the folks at the
Booth at the 2015 NAMM Showin Anaheim for their wonderful generosity in donating a Hammered Dulcimer each year for the instrument fundraiser at each SCDH Dulcimer Festival (21 YEARS!!!). Patti was working at the booth and is a local rep for Dusty Strings. THANK YOU, RAY & SUE MOOERS!!!!!
You are our heroes!
L-R: Darren, Chris, Mario & Barbara at
Best of One to One Showcase for
Projects at the Apple Store in Costa Mesa.
Barbara Gershman was included for
www.scdh.org website. Big thanks to all the Creatives at
Apple for their help!!
Our SCDH Mascot!
Emry Robert Santana
Born Jan. 24, 2011,
To proud parents Kyla & Justin Santana
We’re sure that Emry will have a musical future with Kyla’s loving
influence as a fretted dulcimer and trombone player, music and
occupational therapy career, and her long-time service as a SCDH
Welcome to our SCDH Assistant Mascot!
Drake Danger Massey
Born Jan 28, 2012
To proud parents Autumn and Drew Massey
Thanks to Autumn for being our valued SCDH Secretary and then the
SCDH e-calendar organizer. She retired so that she can spend more
time with Drake - and even play her hammered dulcimer - sometime.
She’s always on call for Techie advice.