As part of the quartet, this dynamic father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo, and fiddles, pushing the boundaries of the Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and Old-Time fiddlers in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world. Together, they infuse their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original fiddle tunes and songs. They perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” Ken & Brad are locked in from the second the mallet hits and the nail strikes the strings. They have a creative bond and danceable groove that is unmistakable.
Joining the Kolodner’s are their regular partners: bassist Alex Lacquement (Charm City Junction, The Bumper Jacksons) who locks everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices, and the fantastic multi-instrumentalist Rachel Eddy (The Early Mays; fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocals), a former member of the Old-Time supergroup Uncle Earl.
This performance of the Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
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