Along with solo performances, I perform with my Irish band Looney's Fortune, dulcimer duets with Barbara Gershman as Better Than One, and I'm also performing with Chris Yates in the Short & Curly Show. Bios for each of these groups and our upcoming performances can be found below.

Looney's Fortune
Our band, Looney's Fortune, derives its name from a pub, Looney's Tavern, in Torrance, CA, where we all met in the 1980's. The sessions there were every Wednesday night and would run into the wee hours of the morning. Tons and tons of tunes were learned there, friendships made, bands launched, loads of laughs and great times. We chose our name to honor the memory of that.

Upcoming Shows
Kingsley Sessions House Concert & Fundraiser

September 17th, 2016 7:00 pm
Pomona, CA
Better Than One

Better Than One

Upcoming Shows
Chapman University Annual Wassail Dinner and Concert

Every year at the beginning of December, 6:00 p.m.
Call Chapman University for more info (714) 997-6871
Patti playing hammered dulcimer

Solo Work

Upcoming Shows
Southern California Dulcimer Heritage Hammered Dulcimer Advancing-Beginner Master Class
October 1st, 2016
The Short and Curly Show

The Short & Curly Show: Renaissance Arts Themed Comedy and Music

Gather a merry throng and cast your Lords and Ladies back to Renaissance Times. Be seated at your own round table and enjoy a feast of Renaissance Art Entertainments presented by the Master of Tights, "The Lord Rusty", and the Mistress of Strings, "Patti of Amelot".

Be amazed by comic juggling, silly magic, dangerous diabolo, and much more. A skilled minstrel provides accompaniment on the favored medieval instrument, the Hammered Dulcimer, whilst exchanging banter with His Lordship of Rust. An unforgettable, unique, and original comedic-themed experience is presented with a theatrical flare and a contemporary edge. This duo pays homage to the traditions of the entertainers from centuries past.

"Lord Rusty" is the comic creation of Christopher Yates. Drama and Circus School trained, Christopher has performed on four continents in three different languages; his performance genres range from theater to film, corporate to carnival. Originally from New Zealand, Christopher is now residing in SoCal.

"Patti of Amelot" is portrayed by Patti Amelotte, the 1990 California State Hammered Dulcimer Champion. A graduate from Chapman University with a BA in Piano Performance, Patti has maintained her status as a full-time musician with performances at Disneyland, at The Magic Castle, with the San Diego Symphony, with the LA Children's Chorus, and various music festivals.

The Short and Curly Renaissance Arts Theme Show is a must see act.


Available for Corporate Entertainment, Libraries, Schools, Private Parties, and Community Concerts

Swordsmen, Falconers, Stilt-Walking and Dancing can be added to the performance upon request. Don't be shy to ask.

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