Joe Collins has been a folk musician and mountain dulcimer player since the late 70s. He is a songwriter, vocalist, and an occasional guitarist whose performances are something like a fusion of Burle Ives and Gordon Lightfoot with a mountain dulcimer twist. As the 2007 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion, he is able to combine mountain dulcimer wizardry with good, solid vocals. His performances are sprinkled with a lot of humor - sure to bring a smile to audiences of all ages.
Joe has produced seven CDs and published fourteen books of dulcimer music. He has served as a clinician/performer in festivals and music camps across the country from Florida to Vermont, from Pennsylvania to California, and a lot of places in between.