Stephen Seifert is, in my opinion, the best mountain dulcimer player on the planet and it was through his helpful advice in 2005 that I finally got plugged into the festival scene. Since then, we've become friends and colleagues and really enjoy the times that we get to geek out over tech stuff and music.
Steve has a great show called "Mountain Dulcimer Folk Podcast" that is back after a hiatus; every Monday night at 8 pm CST/9 pm ET. I've called into the show a few times, but on February 2nd (Groundhog Day!), I'll be the main guest, talking with Steve and sharing about music, love, life and, probably, Waffle House. Check out his archives for many great shows featuring a literal who's who of the dulcimer world!