Featured Musicians

One of the major reasons I make instruments is the joy that comes from seeing and hearing good music flow from those collections of wood and strings. This section features some of the artists who are currently playing my instruments and making this wonderful music. I hope you will support these artists with your purchases of their recordings or by hiring them for performances, festivals or whatever. Click on their names and you'll be whisked away to their web sites. If you are a player of a James Jones Instrument and have a web page and would like to be listed on this page, please contact me.

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Otrebor/Botanist - San Francisco, CA

Three Electric 7/19/18/9 Linear Chromatic Hammer Dulcimers

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Jim Plitt - Virginia with Confluence

4/18/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Russ Rentler - PA

​Custom 3/16/18/8 Hammered Dulcimer

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Stanley Widener - North Carolina with Naomi's Fancy

Octave Mandolin

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Deborah Justice - Ithaca, NY

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Nathan Davis - Composer - New York

3/16/15/8 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Randy Kochel - Lancaster, PA with Rizzettas Tones

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Burr Beard - Emmaus, PA with Devilish Merry

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Victoria Johnson

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Gary Barten - Santa Fe, NM

10/19/18/8 Linear Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer, Thumb Pianos

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Alyssa Osorio - Virginia

15/14 Hammered Dulcimer

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Dave Reber - Allentown, PA

3/16/20/10 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Margaret Noble, Sound Artist

Alto Bowed Psaltery

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Chris and Jamie Burns - San Diego, CA

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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John McCutcheon

Octave Mandolin

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Matthew Coley

Four Octave Bowed Psaltery

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Ryan Dunne - Virginia

Octave Mandolin

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Leah Kenton-McGaha - Central Oklahoma with Boru's Ghost

15/14 Hammered Dulcimer

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Ignat Karmalito - Moscow, Russia

Custom 18/17 Tsimbl

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Glen Schmidt with Kilkenny Road - Bartlesville, OK

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Judith Lynne Dunlore - Halcyon, CA

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Mark Baynes - Kernersville, NC

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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John Whitacre - Ohio

Mandolin

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Patti Black and Jean Wibbens with Riddle On the Harp - Bedford, VA

15/14 Hammered Dulcimer, Bowed Psaltery and 30 String Celtic Harp

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Jem Moore

7/18/8 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Steve Schneider - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Custom 3/16/18/9 Hammered Dulcimer

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Carrie Crompton Andover, CT

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Cliff Cole - Quakertown, PA

2/16/18/7 Custom Hammered Dulcimer with the group Daybreak

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Matthew Abelson - Cleveland Heights, OH

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Chris Peterson - Yorba Linda, CA

3/16/15/6 Hammered Dulcimer

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Pete Marshall with Mando Mafia - Charlottesville, VA

Octave Mandolin

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Hobart Collins with Finnegan Ridge - Bozeman, MT

Octave Mandolin

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Stan Ransom (The Connecticut Peddler) Plattsburg, NY

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Tom Mackenzie - Adamant, VT

3/16/15/8 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Bart Saylor - Charleston, SC

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Greg Anderson with Scrod Pudding Bowdoin, Maine

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Glenn McClure - Geneseo, NY

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Wes Chappell with No Strings Attached

4/21/19/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Tim Sauls - Roanoke, VA

Octave Mandolin

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Becky Barlow

15/14 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Alanna Berger with Arcona Reel Band - Harrisburg, PA

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Beverly Woods - New Hampshire

Tsimbl and Linear Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer

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David Moran - Richardson, TX

3/16/18/9 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Dan Landrum - Chattanooga,TN

Linear Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer

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Naryan Padmanabha with Omkara - East Amherst, NY

Custom 15/14 Hammered Dulcimer

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Rick Davis - Chattanooga, TN

3/16/18/9 and 3/16/15/8 Custom Hammered Dulcimers

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Georgia Bernoudy - Butte Valley, CA

Custom 3/16/18/9 Hammered Dulcimer

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Andy Alexis - Sacramento, CA

2/17/19/8 Custom Hammered Dulcimer

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Bea Romano - Downey, CA

3/16/15/6 Custom Hammered Dulcimer Bea, besides other accomplishments, appears with her instrument on the Extended Special Edition Lord of the Rings Two Towers DVD . (4th CD of the set).