For years, Susan Trump has been winning fans with her singing, her outstanding instrumental skill on the mountain dulcimer, guitar and banjo, and her clear, relaxed teaching style.
She is a much sought-after instructor and performer whose work has included The Old Songs Festival, NY; Glen Rose and SAM Fest, TX; Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Heartland/ Heritage Dulcimer Camp, MS; The Buckeye Festival, OH; The Ozark Folk Center, AK; Kentucky Music Week and The Yellowbanks Festival KY; and other festivals and dulcimer events nationwide. She has won awards in both banjo and mountain dulcimer competitions.
Susan has released four best-selling solo CDs, “What the Hill People Say”, “Tree of Life,” “Live at Caffe Lena, ” which captures the excitement of one of her “sold-out” weekend performances at the longest running coffee house in the country. Her newest CD, “Songs of Faith and Hope,” a collection of inspirational, uplifting songs for everyone is being touted as her best ever!
Susan's magic stems from her ability to link the pastoral, tranquil images of traditional rural America to our contemporary life. Her songs touch the heart, recall the past, and inspire the times ahead. Her sense of humor always adds a fresh touch to her performances, combined with her outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, and fretless banjo .
Watch a recent performance at the 2010 Old Songs Festival in Altamont, New York.
Susan has authored the book “Classical Collections,” and “A Novice Level Chords and Fingering Book” and instructional CD. She is the producer of Volumes One and Two of the classic “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer” series, featuring instrumental selections from many of the finest players in the country. The third in the series, “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer Play Music for Christmas was released in November 20007.
Her latest project is “Lessons in Your Living Room,” a monthly subscription series of lessons which includes arrangements for novice, intermediate-plus, back-up chords, duet parts, introductions and endings, with TAB and instruction for all parts on CD.