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Freight Train Boogie


The Brad Kolodner Show

Scheduled on:
Saturday 7:00 am 10:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm 3:00 pm

Brad Kolodner is a full-time musician who plays clawhammer banjo, old-time fiddle, and guitar. Rooted in the traditions of Appalachian folk music, Brad is an avid promoter and ambassador for old-time, bluegrass and American roots music. He tours throughout the region in a duet with his father, world-renowned hammered dulcimer player and old-time fiddler Ken Kolodner. Ken & Brad’s first album as a duo, Otter Creek, was the #1 most played instrumental album on the Folk-DJ Radio charts in 2011.

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.”

Brad is a 2013-14 Strathmore Artist in Residence, and lives in Baltimore where he teaches banjo at his music studio.  Brad’s a member of Baltimore-based Charm City Junction, which the Washington Post says “puts a new spin on old-timey music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music.”  The band’s second CD, Duckpin, was released July 13.  Read more about the band the the CD here.