Ken Kolodner is widely recognized as one of “one of today’s most accomplished, musical hammered dulcimer artists...” (Elderly) and a fine old-time fiddler.
As a soloist and in ensembles with Helicon (with Chris Norman and Robin Bullock), Greenfire (with Laura Risk), with fiddlers Elke Baker, his son Bradley, and many others, Ken has performed for more than 30 years. Focusing largely on traditional music, the Baltimore-based Kolodner has often been called one of the most influential players in the U.S. Kolodner teaches fiddle and hammered dulcimer in Baltimore, MD and throughout the United States. Read more...
Ken and Brad Kolodner playing at the Birchmere in July 2010
"Without a doubt, Ken Kolodner is one of the hammer dulcimer's top exponents, playing with a dexterity which would stun many a would-be hammerer." —Folk Tales Magazine
"When Ken Kolodner plays the hammered dulcimer, something special happens; he makes it sing...inspiring...a tremendous musician..." —Irish Edition
Ken on Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle and Hammered Mbira