Ned Spurlock is a world renowned hammer dulcimer builder and player. The instruments he builds are played with small hammers and emit a tone that is similar to a piano. It is an ancient instrument that is mentioned in the Bible in the book of Daniel, and is in fact, the forerunner of the piano. Starting in his home, garage wood shop, he built his first instrument in 1988, then began going to festivals and shows, playing the instrument and demonstrating it's beautiful sounds. Ned's music is unique because he is using an instrument that is usually associated with folk music, in an orchestral setting. His music is set in lush arrangements accompanied by violins, violas, cellos, flutes, clarinet, saxophone, French horns, oboe, English horn, trumpets, trombones, and harp. The musicians who work with Ned are members of the Dallas and Fort Worth Texas Symphonies and are all accomplished musicians in their own right. Ned's recordings are played on radio stations all over the world and are sold in the U.S., Canada and Europe.