Odder Daughter Instruments

Odder Daughter Instruments

Odder Daughter Instruments are the work of Kelsey Robins, a Northwest Arkansas luthier and musician. Inspired by cigar box guitars and the work of Arkansas homesteader and folk artist Ed Stilley, Kelsey incorporates recycled and locally sourced materials into her instruments as much as possible. Concerts and workshops cover the science behind instrument construction, the importance of preserving the environment through sustainable practices, and the legacy of Arkansas luthiers. Many workshops include instrument construction projects for all ages, from preschool to adults. Workshops also can be customized to fit the needs of your organization.

Region: Northwest
Discipline: Music: Solo Instrumentalists
Fees: $.58 a mile for locations outside Benton and Washington County; $45/night lodging, if necessary

$100 /1 hour covering the Science of Sound, including an age-appropriate craft. For 10-15 participants.

$100 /1 hour concert/lecture on the history of homemade instruments in Arkansas and the science behind their design (for adults)

$200 /two 1-hour workshops covering the Science of Sound for different levels (e.g. ages 9-12 and 13-16), including age appropriate crafts. Must occur on the same day.

$300 /2-day workshop( ages 12+) that includes building a one-string "diddly bow" or similar instrument. Limit 10 participants.

$600 / 3-4 day workshop for older teens/adults that covers the science behind building instruments, and also includes assembling a cigar box guitar or similar instrument. Limit 5-7 participants.

Availability: Year-round


Kelsey Robins
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 531-6099
[email protected]

Odder Daughter Instruments