Welcome to Doofus Music
Doofus is indeed a strange name for a band! It usually refers to somebody whose elevator doesn't go all the way to the top, though it stops short of being an insult when used in a regular and conscientious program of good natured badinage between and among good friends. So while it might mean "village idiot" to some, it's really a token of our affection for each other and the music we make together! We are a lively old time band consisting of two couples: Neal & Coleen Walters and John & Heidi Cerrigione. Together we sing and play guitar, autoharp, mountain and hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and acoustic bass.
John & Heidi's New Album
John & Heidi have a brand new album titled "Stay on the Farm". It's an uplifting collection of music inspired by life on the farm and is available on CD and Digital Download. Tracklisting, audio samples and ordering information.
Doofus On You Tube
Doofus is now officially on You Tube ... in addition to a few we recorded in John & Heidi's music room, we've now added a number of live performance videos. Our camera work leaves a little to be desired but we'll try and do better in the future. You can access all of our videos on our very own YouTube Channel. Enjoy and give us some feedback if you can.
Doofus will once again be appearing in June at Lois Hornbostel's Dulcimerville in Black Mountain, NC. Dulcimerville is a premier learning experience for mountain dulcimer players and we are very pleased to be invited back. We will be teaching a variety of workshops but focusing on Beginner's (John & Heidi) and Intermediate (Neal & Coleen) players. Special subject workshops are also on the agenda. The Dulcimerville WEB Site has some important information if you're interested in attending one of the best dulcimer festivals in the world. We hope to see many of you there!
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