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Hammered Dulcimer & Claw Hammered Banjo

Ken & Brad Kolodner Musical Act
Maryland Folk Festival
Ken & Brad Kolodner Musical Act

Ken Kolodner started out as a fiddler in the early eighties before adding the hammered dulcimer to the list of instruments that he has mastered. He is now considered to be one of the finest hammered dulcimer players in the country. Ken’s son, Brad Kolodner, is a renowned claw hammer banjo player. The two joined forces in 2009 to form a string band that exploits the tonal possibilities of their respective instruments with a repertoire of old-time music, bluegrass and original acoustic compositions.

Ken and Brad Kolodner will be featured in the musical lineup at the Maryland Folk Festival in Salisbury this weekend. They spoke with WESM’s Peter Solomon for this interview.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.