The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer and clawhammer banjo blurring the lines of Old-Time, Bluegrass and American Roots music. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a renowned clawhammer banjo player. They’ve sculpted their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful acoustic roots music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” The hypnotizing groove of the percussive hammered dulcimer and rhythmic clawhammer banjo is the core of their sound. They are joined by bassist Alex Lacquement who locks everything together with his commanding presence and the dynamic multi-instrumentalist Rachel Eddy on fiddle and guitar.
Review of Stony Run: “The canon of Americana music has long been passed down the generations, but these 12 tracks showcase not only the father-son duo’s familial bond but also their unique musical chemistry and mutual inspiration. It’s their most creative recording yet, charting new territory on robust original.” – Lydia Woolover – Baltimore Magazine – April 2020
More about this concert at the Boal Museum Amphitheater
Come early to enjoy the afternoon! Bring a chair! Bring a picnic basket! Bring a friend!
1:00-5:00 Tour the Boal Museum and Columbus Chapel. $10 per person. Schedule your visit by calling 814-876-0129. There is a limit of 10 people per tour, so reserve early.
5:30-6:30 Jam Session! Bring your instrument if you play, or come to listen. Please bring a chair and meet by the Visitors’ Center.
5:30-6:30 Hike! Join a Brew Volunteer for a hike on the Boal grounds, or feel free to explore on your own. For the group hike, meet at the southwest corner of the parking lot.
6:30 Amphitheatre seating area opens. Bring a chair and find a comfy place to enjoy the concert!
7:00 Concert with The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet
There is plenty of space at the Boal, so stick around afterwards to visit with your friends.