Special Report: Finding A Voice
Madison Co. Waterfall Accident
Pot Raid Target Defends Himself
Local Woman Makes Instrument For 80's Star
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:15 PM EDTMolly McCurdy of Waynesville first fell in love with the dulcimer about 35 years ago. As it turns out, not too long before Cyndi Lauper became an 80's pop icon with her debut album "She's So Unusual."Who would have thought that in 2013, their worlds would collide.Molly's putting the finishing touches on a dulcimer destined for the spotlight."Her favorite flower is an orchid, so I put the orchids on it," she says about the instrument made just for Lauper. "I met her when she was doing a concert in Asheville," McCurdy says. "And was able to hand her a business card.""Two years later I heard from her manager who said she'd like to have one."Lauper has long looked to the dulcimer for a unique part of her musical repertoire. "I'm hoping Cyndi will show it to other celebrities and musicians," McCurdy says. "And that maybe I can get some dulcimers for some other celebrities, and it'll give me exposure." Potentially opening up a whole new market for an instrument passed down in the mountains for generations.Local Woman Makes Instrument For 80's Star
Terms & Conditions
Contact WLOS News13
Sinclair Digital Solutions
FCC Public File
EEO Public File Report
c 2014, WLOS ABC 13 | Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WLOS News 13 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Asheville, NC and nearby towns and communities in Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina, including the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Rutherford, Haywood, Polk, Transylvania, McDowell, Mitchell, Madison, Yancey, Jackson, Swain, Macon, Graham, Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Union, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens, Greenwood, Abbeville and also Biltmore Forest, Woodfin, Leicester, Black Mountain, Montreat, Arden, Weaverville, Hendersonville, Etowah, Flat Rock, Mills River, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Canton, Clyde, Franklin, Cullowhee, Sylva, Cherokee, Marion, Old Fort, Forest City, Lake Lure, Bat Cave, Spindale, Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Burnsville, Tryon, Columbus, Marshall, Mars Hill, Brevard, Bryson City, Cashiers, Greer, Landrum, Clemson, Gaffney, and Easley.