Greg Schlieman (sp?) playing the Bowed Psaltery. at the California Traditional Music Society part of the Taste of Encino, Oct. 11, 2009

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Comment by Lynne Fearman( on May 23, 2012 at 9:15pm

Hi Donna!

Gregg Schneeman wants everyone to know that he will be at the Down Home Bowed Psaltery Festival in Alabama.

He's looking foreword to meeting everyone there. His only problem is that he gets into Birmingham at 5:10, June 4th and wishes someone could put him up on their floor for the night. He's coming in on American Airlines 1218 from Dallas/ Fortworth and could really use the help. If there are any takers, he'd be happy to talk arrangements $$: Give him a call at (626) 355-6352! Thank you psaltry lovers!

His computer is down, so phone is the only communication he's got right now.

I can pass on any emails to him though my email:

Comment by Lynne Fearman( on May 23, 2012 at 8:58pm

Comment by Terry Butler on June 1, 2011 at 10:42pm

GREAT!!!  Glad to hear it.  Also looked on youtube to listen to 'The Dark Island' as I didn't know it by title.  The tune was instantly familiar though, as we lived in England for 3 yrs. with the USAF.  I have to learn THAT one!  Beautiful!  We absolutely loved Scotland.  I'll start on that one tomorrow!

Comment by Donna Malus on June 1, 2011 at 10:18pm

We were just talking about Greg and he's mentioned in this article posted today.....just a ittle blurb towards the end, but he is alive, we'll assume he's well and definately psaltering  : ),0,172430.s...

Comment by Terry Butler on May 30, 2011 at 7:11pm

Good!  I enjoyed his video because of the interesting pieces he teaches on it.  The video also showed advanced bowing skills - even THREE bows!!!  Haven't tried THAT yet.  Not enough hands.  :)  (OK - he had two of them connected together.)

Comment by Donna Malus on May 30, 2011 at 6:52pm
There was a newspaper article mentioning him recently, so he's still around and playing the bowed psaltery. He is very, very good.
Comment by Terry Butler on May 30, 2011 at 8:13am

Maybe there's velcro on the base and bottom end of the psaltery and on his clothes????  It would be a trick to keep that on the lap double bowing.  Is Greg still around?  I haven't seen mention of him online after 2009.  

Comment by Donna Malus on May 30, 2011 at 7:57am
Greg Scissorhands?  could be a sequel
Comment by Greg (Grego) Dana on May 30, 2011 at 3:10am
Ann, you have hit on one of the great mysteries of the BP world. Rumors abound that he was born with the psaltery attached, and that the bows were grafted on Scissorhands style by some mad scientist. Pagans in California insist that a witch cast a love-at-first-sight spell on both him and the BP he woke up next to, thereby binding them forever. If the illusive master ever allows himself to be caught, we'll all want to have a go at seeing what makes him tick.
Comment by Terry Butler on May 24, 2011 at 8:23am

I have the VHS tape of his I found cheap on ebay.  I don't know how he doesn't stab himself with those longer bows!  VERY tricky to do all of those left side strokes with the second bow.  Hard enough to do one or two of the notes over there!

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