Joshua Messick is an award-winning professional hammered dulcimist, composer, producer, audio engineer, and performer. He has released nine studio albums and has appeared on:

Joshua is a genre-blurring artist with a knack for evoking emotion with his work. He innovates with his hammered dulcimer, creating immersive soundscapes that transport the listener and connect audiences. His versatility extends to his recording studio where he records and engineers his own work. Joshua has played thousands of concerts throughout the United States, Japan, India, and Thailand.

Based in Colorado Springs and available to travel

Joshua is available for work in film, television, video games, podcasts, and live concerts.

Albums /

9 albums released

Pure Hammered Dulcimer by Joshua Messick

Pure Hammered Dulcimer

Original and folk music for peace and creativity. Solo hammered dulcimer.

Woodland Dance

An acoustic instrumental collection of originals and favorites. Hammered dulcimer with cello and percussion.

Desire for Departure

An eclectic blend of originals and covers. A musical tapestry of beauty, creativity, and peace.

Hammered Dulcimer Christmas, Vol. II

Enchanting acoustic arrangements that capture every dimension of the holiday spirit. Hammered dulcimer with Celtic harp, strings, flute, and percussion.


God of War Ragnarök

Credit: Hammered dulcimer
Composed by: Bear McCreary

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Credit: Featured instrumentalist
Composed by: Takatsugu Muramatsu
Film by: Studio Ponoc, the successor of Studio Ghibli


Credit: Hammered Dulcimer
Composed by: e.hillman

Warhammer III

Credit: Hammered dulcimer



Solo begins at 3:11

Frontier Symphony

Artist: Jeff Lippencott

The Compass

Artist: san.drine
Track: The Ghost of OIa


Artist: Orden Ogan
Track: Finis Coronat Opus

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