Join these fan favorites at the Avalon as they make their 10th appearance on our stage! The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer and clawhammer banjo that blurs the lines of Old-Time, Bluegrass and American Roots music.
The Baltimore-based roots band, The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet, perform at The Avalon Theatre this Saturday, January at 7:00 pm.
Hubby Jenkins, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Rhiannon Giddens Band, opens the show. Hubby is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares his love of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn he delved into his southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through America’s traditional music forms. Hubby has performed at festivals and venues around the world, earning himself both Grammy and Americana award nominations.
Ken Kolodner is regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players in North America. Hailing from Baltimore, he joined forces in 2009 with his son Brad, a renowned clawhammer banjo player. They’ve sculpted their 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” (Dulcimer Player News). 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.
The quartet won 1st place in the 2019 Neo-Traditional Band Contest at the Appalachian Stringband Festival!
Tickets here: https://avalonfoundation.org/
More info: contact Busy Graham, 301-466-0183 / [email protected]