Musician, Paul Imholte, will be stolling the Park for the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival this weekend. If it has strings, Paul Imholte probably plays it. Paul Imholte performs traditional and original music on nearly a dozen string instruments.
Paul’s featured instrument is the hammered dulcimer which is a trapezoid-shaped instrument played by striking strings with light hammers. A forerunner of the modern piano, the hammered dulcimer has an ancient and enchanting sound. The starting point for Paul’s dulcimer repertoire is traditional American music, but he often throws in music ranging from Bach to The Beatles.
Along with the dulcimer, Paul sings and plays the fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and jaw harp. He sings songs of farming and small towns and the people who make their living on the land.
Paul has performed throughout the United States at festivals, schools and concerts. He has release eight CDs of hammered dulcimer music and original songs. His artistry is based on his love for acoustical string instruments and sharing that passion with audiences.
The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival will showcase a variety of performing talent. Live acoustic music will be performed both days on two stages at the Lakefront Park Band Shell and in the Artist Village.
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, invites you to join us for Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, September 22-23 in Lakefront Park.
The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival draws thousands of visitors to Hudson every year. This year the festival offers even more art in the park, with 80+ juried artists showing their best! Acoustic musicians will add to the atmosphere of fine art and fall flavors. This two day community and tourism event will begin on Saturday, September 22, 10am to 5pm and continue into Sunday, September 23, 11am to 4pm.