The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet at the One World Coffeehouse
  • 7246 Cradlerock Way
    Columbia, MD 21045

  • Owen Brown Interfaith Center – Sanctuary C

The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet at the One World Coffeehouse

The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet
at the One World Coffeehouse
Saturday, October 21st, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Back by popular demand, Ken and Brad Kolodner bring their world-class bluegrass band featuring hammered dulcimer and clawhammer banjo. 

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 joined forces in 2009 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. The quartet won 1st place in the Neo-Traditional Band Contest at the Appalachian Stringband Festival (Clifftop) in the summer of 2019. They released their fourth studio album Stony Run in March 2020, debuting at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts.

“​Ken and Brad are both exceptionally talented musicians and they have created a tight, top-notch sound.”  – Bluegrass Today

“The Kolodners and their collaborators play with impeccable chops and with great feeling.”  – Bluegrass Unlimited

Show and Ticket Details

Performance 7-9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

One World Coffeehouse shows open doors half an hour before performance. This event is open to fully vaccinated individuals only. All performers and venue staff have been fully vaccinated. Performers will not be required to wear masks while performing. All tickets for this show are $25 and may be purchased in advance online or at the door with cash, check, or credit card. Ticketholders must present a printed ticket or a scan code via their smart phone on arrival at the venue.

Note that your ticket entitles you to view a live stream of the show via Zoom should you be unable to attend in person. Your ticket confirmation information email will include details about the live stream. Please do not share this information with anyone. On Zoom, only individuals whose names match the ticket purchaser will be admitted to the live stream. Note that this live-stream service is intended as an added benefit for those who are unexpectedly unable to attend the show. No refunds will be provided related to quality problems or other issues with the streaming service.  We recommend that you test your systems before the show to ensure you are able to participate online. We will do our best to assist anyone who requests our help during the show, but do not have dedicated volunteers for this purpose, so we cannot guarantee we will be available. 

Performance 7-9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

After paying the artist, all profits benefit those in need through the charitable outreach of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC).

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About the One World Coffeehouse:

The One World Coffeehouse started in 1999 with the goal to build a sense of community by presenting an array of artistic and musical talent in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Evening performances happen most 3rd Saturdays in a grand listening room with candle-lit tables. Please support the Coffeehouse and this good cause by spreading the word and attending!

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Proceeds help those in need through Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia’s charity outreach.
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