The Brad Kolodner Show is a weekly roots music radio program featuring the finest new releases and in-studio interviews from a cavalcade of progressive Bluegrass, Americana and Old Time artists. The show celebrates the widely diverse set of voices making their mark on today’s ever-widening roots landscape. Brad digs deep uncovering the latest records from artists big and small who deserve a home on the radio dial. Tune in and you might just hear your new favorite band! There’s something for everyone on the Brad Kolodner Show airing every Wednesday 12-3 pm and Saturday 7-10 am eastern time on Bluegrass Country Radio.
Brad Kolodner is a renowned clawhammer banjo player and broadcaster living in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Ever since he was a little kid listening to Baltimore Orioles baseball games on the radio every night, he has had a lifelong passion for broadcasting and storytelling. Brad graduated from Ithaca College in 2012 with a degree in Television/Radio where he hosted a folk show on WICB called “The Hobo’s Lullaby.” He signed on with WAMU’s Bluegrass Country in 2013, rapidly learning the ropes and gaining a reputation for his adept interviewing skills, clever playlist curation and playful storytelling. He was awarded an IBMA Award in 2016 for Industry Involvement and in 2019, he became the youngest person nominated as IBMA Broadcaster of the Year. He is an avid promoter and ambassador for Old Time, Bluegrass and American roots music. In 2021, he was elected to the IBMA Board of Directors, representing broadcast media.
Outside of radio, Brad tours throughout the region in a duet with his father Ken Kolodner, an acclaimed hammered dulcimer player and Old Time fiddler. They have recorded four albums together including their latest record Stony Run which hit #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts in March 2020. He is also a founding member of the acoustic roots music quartet Charm City Junction, a stringband fusing Irish, Old Time and Bluegrass music. Charm City Junction was a 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Nominee.
Brad also hosts the Old Time Jam, heard Friday from noon to 3 pm. For Brad’s tour schedule and latest albums, visit www.bradkolodner.com