Norm WilliamsProgram Host
Norm Williams serves as rotating host of Live from Godfrey Daniels every other Tuesday evening; occasional fill-in host for Tom Druckenmiller on In the Tradition on Wednesday evenings, and board operator and host of WDIY's Wednesday broadcast of NPR's Fresh Air .
Norm is a performer/teacher of the mountain dulcimer who also plays guitar, banjo, ukulele, native flute and vocals. Old-Time Appalachian fiddle and gospel songs and tunes as well as other folk styles influence his playing and singing. He has released recording entitled “…a wayfarer; songs of hope and encouragement.”
He is a co-founder of The Pocono Dulcimer Club and a coordinator of their DulcimerFest held annually in Stroudsburg, PA: a co-founder of the Maiden Creek Old Time Music Festival held annually the 2nd weekend in July. Norm began teaching mountain dulcimer in 2002 and has been faculty at festivals throughout the Northeast (including the Pocono Winter DulcimerFest; DAA Mountain Dulcimer Music Fest, August Dulcimer Days, Maiden Creek Old Time Festival & Augusta Heritage Center, WV). Additionally, he coordinates music for Quiet Valley Historical Farm & Living History Museum in Stroudsburg for their annual Harvest Festival in October, Old Time Christmas caroling in December and their Music in the Valley program in July.
Norm also performs and records with the bands Wayfarers & Company, Tom & Betty Druckenmiller, and most recently with Cliff Cole & Rob Yoder in the band, Dulcimer Boys—and in lots of informal old time string bands who jam at farmers markets and the like throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Norm resides in Breinigsville, PA with his wife, Erin.
Liz Simmons, guitarist and vocalist for Vermont-based roots band Low Lily, talks with WDIY's Norm Williams about the band's new album, newest member, and continued evolution as they prepare to perform at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem.
New Zealand musician Miriam Clancy join WDIY's Norm Williams to perform acoustic rendition of her songs, discuss her new album 'Black Heart,' her upcoming album pre-release show at Godfrey Daniels, moving to the Lehigh Valley, and more.
St. Luke's Issues COVID Testing Reminder Amid Lengthy Lines, Hours-Long Wait Times | WDIY Local NewsAmid lengthy lines and wait times at testing locations, St. Luke’s University Health Network has issued a reminder on when a COVID-19 test is, and is not, necessary. WDIY's Norm Williams has the details.