Ken and Brad Kolodner weave a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, dueling banjos and triple fiddles, gourd banjo, the exotic hammered mbira, banjola, guitar and vocals pushing the boundaries of the old-time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner (formerly of Helicon) has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner (Charm City Junction), 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. Rounding out the trio is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rachel Eddy (The Early Mays) one of the world’s premier old-time musicians and a former member of Uncle Earl. Combined, 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 today.
“We first had a chance to see the Kolodners at a music festival in Vermont last year and knew right away that we wanted to book them for Colebrook,” Jordan said. “We were delighted when they announced that Rachel Eddy would be joining them on this tour.”
Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, or at the door. General admission prices for the night are: adults, $15; students, $12; children under 12, $5.
The GNWCA is the premier presenter of top musical performances in the region, having most recently announced a six-concert series at the Colebrook Country Club. The organization has brought over 300 shows to Colebrook in recent years. To become a supporting member of the GNWCA or to find out about other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call 237-9302 or 246-8998.