Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

See the About the Site page.

Why did you create this site?

See the About the Site page.

Can I reprint information from this site?

I do not own the copyright for the articles, photos or lyrics. Whenever possible, I have included source information and the name of the copyright owner. Whenever reprinting any of that information (especially in a publication), you will need to contact the owners and ask permission. If you want information about using Rich's music, contact someone at

The website itself - including the HTML code, many of the scans and especially the information in the TimeLine has been an enormous amount of work. Please do not reprint or publish this work without asking permission. You can contact me at THIS ADDRESS

I noticed an error or a missing concert date.

So much of this site is created from personal memories, articles and a wide variety of sources. Mistakes can happen. If you have corrections that need to be made to the site or timeline, please contact me at THIS ADDRESS.

I have some information, a photo or concert poster that you don't have. Would you like me to send it to you?

I would love that! It is very likely that there is so much more information that should be included. If you have additional information that I could add to the site or timeline, please contact me at THIS ADDRESS. I would love to hear from you.

Do you know what kind of Hammer Dulcimer Rich played?

From what I understand, Rich played a Dusty Strings D25 15/14 Hammer Dulcimer.

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