The Mainstay is pleased to welcome the dynamic father and son team of Ken and Brad Kolodner and their quartet for a night of bluegrass, and old-timey music. Their popular performances capture a unique, personal, and captivating soundscape that reveals a passion for traditional music. Ken Kolodner is regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players in North America. The hypnotizing groove of his percussive hammered dulcimer, along with his son’s rhythmic clawhammer banjo and the group's seamless 3-part harmonies, give their bluegrass material a signature sound. They are joined by Alex Lacquement on stand-up bass, and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Eddy on fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocals (Rachel is a former member of the Old-Time supergroup Uncle Earl).
The group has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Birchmere, The Champlain Valley Folk Festival, The Helicon’s Winter Solstice concerts, several appearances on the legendary “Bound for Glory” radio show in Ithaca, NY (the longest running live concert-radio broadcast in the United States), as well as numerous other concerts and festivals along the Eastern seaboard.
THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE HEDGELAWN FOUNDATION