Ralph Lee Smith

Ralph Lee Smith is a major figure in the dulcimer world.  Ralph Lee is probably the best historian on the dulcimer and was in Greenwich Village during the 50’s and early dulcimer renaissance.
Our club representative received the following message from Ralph Lee Smith:

Dear friends,

As with my message of a couple days ago, I am dictating to my daughter Koyuki Smith from a hospital bed in Reston Hospital. I have learned that old birds like me sometimes contract several conditions that involve contrary methods of treatment. I got hit simultaneously by ongoing kidney disease, a heart attack, internal bleeding, and a blood clot in the leg. Treatment of all three is complex. I will be kept here for at least three more days. Just saying hello and to keep you informed. You will hear from me again next week.

Best wishes,