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New Germany State Park To Feature Greg Latta In Concert

local musician Greg Latta

Grantsville, Md. (June 21, 2012) - New Germany State Park will feature the acoustic sounds of local musician Greg Latta performing a combination of Appalachian, Irish, old-time and traditional music using variety of instruments. Held in the park’s Lake house, the concert is free and will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.

Latta is a mesmerizing singer, songwriter, and award winning performer. Skilled on more than 15 different instruments, he will perform using the Appalachian dulcimer, guitar, banjo, cittern, Irish bouzouki, harmonica, concertina, limberjack, recorder and more. His songs include original works, old coal mining songs, whaling songs, contemporary and traditional topical songs, and children's songs. Though known mainly for his hammered dulcimer playing, Latta is also an award-winning banjo player, having placed five years in a row at the banjo competitions held in Friendsville, Maryland.

Latta is a three-time winner of the Mid-Eastern Hammered Dulcimer Championship, and has and has twice been a runner up in the National Hammered Dulcimer Championships held at Winfield, Kansas. In addition to his stage performances and recordings, Latta is host and producer of the popular radio show Just Plain Folks, which can be heard Saturday afternoons on WFWM 91.9 FM, the Frostburg State University public radio station. He is also a member of the Frostburg State University faculty.

More information is available at 301-895-5453 or park-new-germany@dnr.state.md.us


   June 21, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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