Gary and Toni Sager
Gary and Toni Sager perform at many midwest dulcimer festivals. They reside in Waverly, Ohio where they own "Prussia Valley Dulcimers Acoustic Music Shop".
Gary became interested in the Mountain Dulcimer in 1991 after seeing David Schnaufer's "Fischer's Hornpipe" video on CMT. He built a dulcimer in late 1991, then began building seriously in 1992 and has been building and playing since that time. Gary has taught mountain dulcimer playing workshops at many festivals in the mid-west and southeast as far as Key West, FL.
Toni began playing the autoharp in late 1992, after getting an Oscar Schmidt autoharp as a Christmas present. She had seen a lady playing one at the Fraley Mountain Music Festival at Carter Caves State Resort in Ky. and fell in love with the instrument. She has taught beginner workshops at many regional festivals. She really enjoys getting folks started on the autoharp.
Gary's first experience in recording was playing accompaniment on Doug Felt's "A Little of This & A Little of That" CD. Later, Gary and Toni made their first CD, “Rats In the Fence Corner”, recorded, engineered and mastered by Stephen Seifert. Gary is also the author of a mountain dulcimer tablature book “Other Tunes For the Appalachian Dulcimer”, an eclectic selection of tunes not usually heard on the instrument.