Greg Latta


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Select Music Videos On YouTube
Greg's YouTube Channel
Greg's Concert Schedule
Pictures from the MSAC 2018 Individual Artist Award Ceremony
Pictures from the MSAC 2015 Individual Artist Award Ceremony
Live On The Air At WFWM

St. Patrick's Day Concert Video 2021
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Wow, what a roller coaster ride these last few years have been! I apologize for the lack of updates on this web page, but at least I finally got to it. After receiving a third Individual Artist Award in Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council in May 2018 I came down with a very bad case of Lyme disease. That wiped out the summer and autumn of 2018. At worst I was so weak couldn't even use a pair of tweezers! I was on intravenous antibiotics all of August 2018 and it wasn't until January of 2019 that I can say I was, very luckily, completely recovered from the disease and could properly play again. That was followed, of course, by the Covid-19 pandemic, which threw a wrench into everything and eliminated any of the concerts that I had scheduled. However, things are now slowly coming around and getting back to normal.

With the money from the Individual Artist Awards I was able to purchase a video editing system, video cameras, and other video gear. I was also able to get a wonderful Kala Elite ukulele and a tenore guitar. Even though I could not work in the recording studio while recuperating, I could work with the editing system and learn many of the ropes of advanced video editing. The result was a plethora of new videos which can now be viewed on YouTube. Over 30 of these are music videos, and have been put together into a music video play list. I have also listed my favourite music videos in the table below:

Select Music Videos On YouTube

In The Jailhouse Now


The Bonny Light Horseman

Blue Hawaii

Ruby Rag

Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald


Tir Na Nog

The Butcher Boy

Papa Come Quick

Eight More Miles To Louisville

Five In Twenty-Four

Maid That Sold Her Barley


Cat's In The Cradle


If I Had A Hammer

Indian Summer

Do You Love An Apple

Other Music Videos On Greg's YouTube Channel

At the links below you can view pictures from the
Maryland State Arts Council Award Ceremonies in 2015 and 2018:

Pictures from the awards ceremony for the Maryland State
Arts Council's Individual Artists Awards Ceremony,
Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Pictures from the awards ceremony for the Maryland State
Arts Council's Individual Artists Awards Ceremony,
Monday, June 8th, 2015

In additional to working on the videos, I have been busy in the recording studio and I am almost finished with my next CD. I have only to record a couple of hammered dulcimer numbers and the album will be finished. The tentative name of the release will be "Tour de Force". Watch for more information in the future.

Greg Latta is a mesmerizing singer, songwriter, and award winning performer on the hammered dulcimer, banjo, guitar, Irish bouzouki, cittern, harmonica, recorder, Appalachian dulcimer, and concertina. A hammered dulcimer virtuoso and champion, he is a three time winner of the Mid-Eastern hammered dulcimer championships and has twice been a runner up in the National Hammered Dulcimer Championships held at Winfield, Kansas.

Greg and Dulcimer

Greg and Instruments

Greg performs an eclectic mix of carefully chosen Irish, traditional and contemporary folk, Broadway, bluegrass, and original music. His repertoire includes original works, old coal mining songs, whaling songs, contemporary and traditional topical songs, and children's songs, to name just a few. His diverse performances have included a private performance for the Hungarian Presidential Cabinet, and performances at the US Olympic Canoeing and Kayaking Trials, the Rocky Gap Country Bluegrass Festival, the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, numerous school performances, and a performance with the prestigious modern dance company Dance Alloy of Pittsburgh celebrating the centennial of Frostburg State University.

A finger style guitar player who has played guitar nearly his entire life, Greg plays both 6 and 12 string guitars, and open tunings on the 12 string guitar are a particular specialty of his.

Greg and Guitar

Greg With Banjo Greg is also an award winning banjo player. He placed first in the 20th Annual Mid-Atlantic Banjo Championship and second in the 21st and 22nd Annual Championships. He also placed second or third place five years in a row at the banjo competitions held in Friendsville, MD. His banjo style is a unique combination of traditional bluegrass, old-timey, melodic, and contemporary styles. He has even been known to let a Joni Mitchell or Beatles tune or two slip out on the banjo!

Greg Latta's has released two recordings, "Headed for Home" and "My Favourite Things".

Headed For Home: With a total running time of over 60 minutes, "Headed for Home" is an acoustic tour de force featuring vocals and instruments such as the 6 and 12 string guitar, hammered dulcimer, recorder, harmonica, Appalachian dulcimer, and electric bass guitar. The album also includes unusual sound effects and percussion instruments such as the Mexican rain stick. The fine mandolin playing of Frostburg musician Randy Bandura is also featured on several selections. The album features 6 original works by Greg and 9 other works, some traditional, others by composers such as Lerner and Loewe, Jean Ritchie, Ewan McColl, David Olney, and Tim DeFrange..

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My Favourite Things Front

My Favourite Things:
"My Favourite Things", is a collection of hammered dulcimer solos featuring both standard and soprano hammered dulcimers. His eclectic tastes are reflected in the variety of styles that appear on the recording. Broadway tunes, traditional and contemporary Irish tunes, a traditional American tune, an ancient Galician, or Spanish piece, plus his arrangements of a Rossini theme, a Finnish polka, and a Beatles tune, "Here Comes the Sun" are on the album. He has also included his own composition "Mid-Spring".

Greg is accredited as a Visiting Performer in the Maryland State Arts Council Artists in Education Program. In addition to his stage performances and recordings Greg has hosted and produced the popular radio show "Just Plain Folks" for over 30 years. The show can be heard Saturday afternoons from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. on WFWM - 91.9 FM, the Frostburg State University public radio station. He is also a member of the Frostburg State University faculty.

Greg Waiting

Photos By Dave Romero,

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Contact Information

LetterIf you would like booking information or if you have
any questions or comments, you can send E-Mail to Greg at

Greg's Public Performance Schedule

I am currently working on scheduling concerts for the fall of 2021. I will definitely be at the CASA Wine Festival and the FSU Appalachian Festival in September. I will post more specific information soon.

Hammered and Appalachian Dulcimer Lessons

If you are interested in learning the hammered dulcimer or Appalachian dulcimer, expanding your repertoire, or refining your technique, then you might like to take private lessons. Private lessons are available on an hourly basis. Greg is located in Western Maryland in the town of Frostburg, Maryland. Frostburg is about 2 hours from Frederick, MD and 1 hour from Morgantown, WV. It is easily accessible from Interstate 68. For more information (rates, setting up lessons, directions, etc.) you can leave E-mail for Greg at

Hammered Dulcimer

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