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An Evening of Appalachian Folk Music: Concert with Ken and Brad Kolodner


Jul 20, 2013


Ken & Brad Kolodner, a nationally-acclaimed father-son duo from Baltimore, MD, will be presenting a concert of Appalachian Folk Music, as part of the Music in Bass Hall series at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in downtown Peterborough, NH.  

Ken has been playing hammered dulcimer for over 30 years, and is considered one of the most influential players in the genre. He has made over a dozen recordings, and has been featured extensively on traditional music radio programs, as well as All Things Considered.

Rooted in the traditions of Appalachian folk music, Brad Kolodner represents the next generation of old-time musicians pushing the boundaries of the tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded for his delicate touch, expressive style, and original compositions, Kolodner has rapidly gained national attention for his unique approach to the banjo at just 22 years of age. He plays a style of banjo common in American old-time music called “Clawhammer.” This highly rhythmic and driving style of banjo playing predated the more widely known “Bluegrass” style. Clawhammer is experiencing a rebirth in American folk music and Kolodner is helping to lead the charge.

The concert begins at 7:30. Admission is $15 / $12 for members, seniors, and students. For more information and tickets call 603-924-3235, or go to

"This is old time music played in the purest way: at home, with family, with heart, and with a creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation."

Dulcimer Player News April 2011




View map Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History & Culture
19 Grove St.
Peterborough, NH

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