Bio

Ted Yoder Band is a progressive band led by the barefoot “Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer.” Ted’s music rocketed around the world when his instrumental version of Everybody Wants to Rule the World went viral with over 100 million views. 

Ted leads from a heart in touch with human emotion and experience. When his whole family survived a car accident, it caused Ted to rethink everything. 

“My dad died in a car accident when he was 54. I had to ask myself, ‘If this were my last day on earth, am I satisfied with what I’ve done and how I’ve shown my children to live?’” 

And so he took the leap into a music career. Ted then won the title of National Hammered Dulcimer Champion. His breakout band has already opened for Jake Shimabukuro. 

At concerts Ted is joined by marimba, drums, percussion, fretless bass, and strings to create a sound like the love child of Dave Matthews Band and Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. 

The musical chemistry and stage banter between Ted, Sarah Haag (marimba), Doug Haag (drums and percussion), and Toby Hazlett (fretless bass and electric upright), puts the sheer joy of pursuing your dreams on display.