Joshua Messick, the 2003 National Hammer Dulcimer Champion, plays fresh, original compositions and innovative adaptations of favorite melodies from every musical genre. He has consistently delighted hundreds of audiences around the world with beautiful harmonies and enchanting arrangements. He is promoting the hammer dulcimer to new levels of versatility and profound beauty.
Joshua resides in Kansas and is married to his beautiful wife, Elizabeth Crystal. Since beginning performing at age ten, Joshua has the experience to back his talent! With hundreds of performances to showcase, gifted communication skills, and a comfortable, energetic presence, Joshua is a well-respected performer, speaker, and musician.
He has released three recordings: "Be Thou My Vision" (2001; no longer available), "Stillness" (2004), and "Desire for Departure" (2008).