Partners, Distributors & Important Organizations
Record Group -- Do'a
albums produced by Rounder.
DOMO Music Group --
Distributor for the album No Regrets and several compilation CDs featuring
Randy Armstrong's music..
Armstrong & Aichele --
World Tales: information, biographies, press...
Hampshire State Council on the Arts --
The State Arts Council is a publicly funded agency within New Hampshire's
Department of Cultural Affairs. It began in 1965 with the passage
of a law designed "to insure that the role of the arts in the
life of our citizens will continue to grow and play an ever more
significant part in the welfare and educational experience of our
Hampshire Theatre Project -- NHTP is the leading organization
in northern New England for professional arts in education programs.
NHTP artists offer performances and residencies which use the performing
arts as a powerful tool to teach interdisciplinary subjects, communication
skills, conflict resolution, and awareness of cultural differences.
England Foundation for the Arts --
NEFA connects the people of New England with the power of art to
shape our lives and improve our communities.
New England's online cultural Marketplace that sparks connections between
artists, presenters, and communities. Randy Armstrong, Armstrong & Aichele
and The Randy Armstrong Trio are featured at this ONLINE market place.
Please visit the sight and see videos of Randy Armstrong and Armstrong & Aichele
through Streaming Media. Randy served as an Artist Consultant for design
of this project by the New England Foundation on the Arts.
Hampshire Alliance for Arts Education -- NHAAE is an arts advocacy
organization connected to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
I am currently serving on the Board of Directors. Get invloved and
let's keep the Arts alive and strong in our schools!!
son, Kalim Armstrong in partnership with Daniel Leeb have created CINECYCLE,
a film and video production company based in Brooklyn, New York. CINECYCLE’s
experienced crew and production team work with clients to realize their
vision in commercial, short film and music video projects. They are
currently in the production stage of a feature length documentary about
NYC Bike Messengers and Urban Bicycle Culture. View
the trailer. They completed a short documentary entitled: MESSENGER for
PUMA International to promote the bicycle racing entourage: TEAM
PUMA. For information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Also visit my son’s website: http://www.vacationland.biz
Inc. — My sister, Lisa Armstrong, designed this site for me. She
also put in this shameless plug for herself.
Connections, Resources & Friends
19420 Clark Graham, Baie Durfe, Quebec H9X3R8 CANADA
Makers of great acoustic and electric guitars. I received an endorsement
from Godin Guitars and use two of their instruments: the Multiac Synth-Access
nylon string and steel string guitars.They are assembled right here in
Berlin, New Hampshire!
Acoustic Outfitters Music
37 Fogarty Road, Barrington NH 03825
Tel: 603 905-9577
Outstanding music shop featuring high-end, fine quality new and used
acoustic guitars and stringed instruments. Ask for Gary or Alison. Great
Ralph's House of Tone
474 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820
Tel & Fax: 603-749-7473
One of my favorite local music shops supplying strings, picks, accessories
and a nice line of inexpensive new and used guitars as well as high-end
G&L electrics, Ovations and Takamine guitars. Handmade Bonti guitars,
too. Ralph is just one great guy!
Ear Craft Music
432 Central Ave. Dover, NH 03820
Tel: (603) 749-3138
Founded in 1974 by Brian Fischer, Ear Craft Music has long been an integral
part of the New Hampshire seacoast area music scene with a customer loyalty
that can only be garnered through years of quality service. Great store
with literally hundreds of new and used instruments & gear. I have
purchased many musical instruments, accessories and sound reinforcement
gear over the past thirty years from Brian’s store. Buy Local and
Support Your Community!!
800 Islington St. (Pic'n Pay Plaza), Portsmouth, NH 03801
Great shop for new and used instruments and hard to find guitar CDs.
I've found some gems in this store over the years. Gary's offers excellent
repairs for electric and acoustic guitars, amps and electronics. Chris
Pearne, who has done most of the repairs on my guitars for over 20 years,
has his shop at Gary's Guitars and is a master craftsman and luthier.
You know who to ask for.
Nahrmann Bass Shop
319 Nashua Rd., Billerica, MA 01821
An incredible resource for acoustic, upright basses. Volker, who is my
musical partner in the Armstrong-Nahrmann Group (formerly Unu Mondo),
has begun buying, selling, restoring and repairing fine quality upright
basses. My own son is performing on a fully carved, beautifully crafted
bass from Volker's shop. If you are looking for a bass, then this is
the place! Check out Volker's incredible array of basses online at http://www.nahrmannbass.com
Todd A. Aubertin Native
American Flute Maker
40 Emerson Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 03229
Todd makes some of the most beautiful Native American flutes I have ever
played. He made two flutes for me out of tiger maple wood with exquisite,
black walnut carvings of eagles. Call Todd and tell him I sent you.
Vintage Fret Shop
20 Riverside Dr., Ashland, NH 03217
Tel: 603-968-3346 / Fax: 603-968-3983
Established in 1970 by David Colburn, this shop has been a staple of
the New England acoustic music scene for 30 years. Specializing in a
fine collection of new, used and vintage stringed instruments with a
nice variety of world music instruments also available. Excellent repairs
and restorations. Ask for David or any of the helpful staff.
Drum Brothers Drums
Highway 93, 869 Theresa Adams Ln., Arlee, MT 59821
Tel: 406-776-4444 or 800-925-1201
David, Michael and Matthew Marsolek manufacture some of the best American-made
West African style djembes, ashikos and djun-djuns in "big-sky" Montana.
I use a complete set of djuns-djuns, ashikos and a hardwood djembe for
all my drumming workshops and classes at Phillips Exeter Academy and
on my recordings. Their djun-djuns are simple world-class. Highly recommended!
Also, expert drumhead replacement and drum repairs.
Drum Center Of Portsmouth
800 Islington St. Plaza 800, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Great drum shop in seacoast New Hampshire owned and operated by Shane
Kinney. Excellent selection of drum sets, cymbals and accessories. Shane
also sells traditional Ivory Coast djembes with cases for a fantastic
Check out the shop and it is right next to Gary's Guitars. Support your
Local Independent Stores!
A new world religion teaching the need for the elimination of all forms
of prejudice, the equality of men and women, the harmony of science and
religion, the elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty and the essential
unity of the human race.
Seacoast New Hampshire
If you're interested in or planning a visit to this part of the country,
check out SeacoastNH at http://www.seacoastnh.com,
which is packed with historical and current information, and SeacoastSearch.com
the #1 regional search engine for Seacoast NH and South Coast Maine.
White Raven Drum Works
5713 Rt. 4, Bridgewater Corners, Vermont 05035
Excellent resource for quality drum repairs, reheading and sales of West
African djembes and Native American drums. Kai Mayberger also is a great
builder and maker of custom built percussion instruments, Native American
flutes and didgeridoos. Check him out!!
Eric Sinclair, my colleague in the music department and a guitar instructor at
Phillips Exeter Academy has a very fun, well written and informative blog on
popular music and guitarists. Check it out at: http://sixstrstories.wordpress.com
The Village Drum
Hooksett, New Hampshire
Contact: Julie Corey at 603-647-0622
Great resource to purchase quality djembes and djun djun sets from Ivory
Coast, West Africa.
Rhythm Traders Drum Shop
3904 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97212
Great resource for African and World Percussion Instruments as well as Drum Kits and a hugh selection of instructional DVDs and Books including Mamady Keita, Famoudou Konate and many more..."We have the largest and most comprehensive World Percussion showroom in the country with LP, Gon Bops, Contemporanea, Meinl, Mid-East, Tycoon, Toca, Remo, Rhythm Tech, and JCR as well as local craftsmen. We carry our own line of Latin instruments including congas, timbales, bongos, cajons, and bata drums. And we import the highest quality hand-carved djembes, dununs, bells and other African instruments ourselves from the same craftsmen in West Africa who first supplied us with master-quality instruments nearly 20 years ago."
Shorty & Sandy Palmer
786 Graves Delozier Rd
Seymour, TN 37865 USA
800-549-3966 / 865-908-4227 office / 865-908-2566 Fax
Amazing resource for djembes and goatskin replacement heads & repairs.
Check this website out!
Here is what Shorty has to say: “The mission of Djembe
Drums & Skins,
Inc. is to provide high quality drums and skins at reasonable prices to
all people interested in African hand drumming. The heart and soul of drumming
is in me, and I want other people to have these drums at a reasonable price.
We have a source of hand carved Djembe drums and African goatskins from
Ivory Coast and other countries of West Africa. I have been making drums
as a hobby for over 20 years and have had several drum projects that were
fun to build. The drums from Africa have a sound that I cannot re-create.
If you are interested in owning one of these quality drums call us 800-549-3966.
All drums and skins are fully guaranteed and backed by my word.”