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This release prepared by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,

Enrichment Series Continues At Tri-County Technical College


(By Lisa Garrett)

PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College’s Enrichment Series opens this month with an Appalachia music and storytelling performance by dulcimer artist Bob Thomason and his wife, Melody.
The event, which is sponsored by the Enrichment Series Committee, will be held October 20 at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Parker Auditorium in Oconee Hall on the Pendleton campus.  It is free and open to the public.
Thomason has been making and playing fine Appalachian dulcimers since 1981.  He has performed at festivals and folk music gatherings all over the Southeast and led dulcimer-building workshops from Maine to Florida.  An accomplished musician, storyteller and lecturer, Thomason has worked with Dalton State College and University in Dalton, Georgia, as an Elderhostel instructor in Appalachian music and culture since 1992.
In 1989 he won the Southern Regional Dulcimer Competition in Mountain View, Arkansas.  He is a co-founder of the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association, which is a driving force behind keeping the dulcimer tradition alive in Georgia and surrounding states.  He has produced four recordings of dulcimer music, Wayfaring Stranger, Hearthside Christmas, A Mountain Romance, along with his wife Melody, and his latest recording, Mountain Whippoorwill.
For more information, contact Jennifer Beattie at 646-1333 or