Biography of DOUG Thomson

the Inventor of the Banjo-Mer

Doug has been playing the Mountain Dulcimer for forty years. He has taught Dulcimer for the City of Claremont, California and the Folk Music center in Claremont. He has also taught Banjo styles for Mountain Dulcimer and Banjo-Mer at the Southern California Dulcimer Heritage Festival in Dana Point, California. He was the Director of the Claremont Spring Folk Festival for twenty five years.

Doug is the inventor of the Banjo-Dulcimer called the Banjo-Mer which he has been building for thirty-five years. The Banjo-Mer is played coast to coast in the USA , and also in Israel and Canada! It has opened up a new, great banjo sound for dulcimer players to enjoy!