the instrument maker

January 7th, 2014

happy 2014 everyone!

i have a lovely video to share… throughout all my concerts over the last seven years or so, i have learned to travel with very little, often borrowing instruments in whichever region i am. but one character has always been with me . . . my violin . . . and many times people have asked me what kind of violin it is. i tell them it was handmade by a very special man in the countryside near where i grew up in oregon.

his name is george david armstrong, and my mother recently sent me this video portrait of him. i think it’s beautiful, and perhaps you will too.

The Instrument Maker from Steven Dempsey on Vimeo.