Dana Hamilton

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Dana Hamilton (born November 17, 1950 in Arlington, Texas) is an American hammered dulcimer player.

Hamilton won first place in the 1980 and 1989 Walnut Valley National Hammered Dulcimer Championships held in Winfield, Kansas. He is the only two-time national champion in the history of this competition. He also won the 1995 National Mountain Duclimer Championship. In 2005, he was a finalist in the International Autoharp Contest. He often performs with the Sweet Song String Band.


  • Cold Frosty Morn with the Sweet Song String Band
  • One Hot Texas Night with the Sweet Song String Band
  • Barn Dance with the Sweet Song String Band
  • The New Dallas String Band with the New Dallas String Band
  • Blackbottom Strut Dana Hamilton and friends
  • Loose Change with Loose Change
  • Loose Change: A Collection of Traditional Instrumentals with Loose Change
  • No Audible Dialog with Shawn Tutt


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