Real folk-music: old ballads and contemporary songs, with expert accompaniment on acoustic instruments.
The 11 songs on “The Opal Ring,” represent a deliciously melodious memoir. Hammond, a
multi-instrumentalist acclaimed as one of the nation’s finest mountain dulcimer
players, and no stranger to coffeehouse stages, returns to her earliest musical roots around Sharon Mountain in
Connecticut, in the overlooked northern section of the otherwise
musically celebrated Appalachians.