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"Leave your expectations behind. You might have heard the hammered dulcimer before, but you haven't experienced the hammered dulcimer until you've heard it played by Ted Yoder."
Tim Kays - Reporter Northwest Ohio
"Ted Yoder is the Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer"
Michael Johnathon- Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour
"In many ways, Ted Yoder is the perfect musician for the 21st century; his passionate playing style and easy-going personality make him a natural online star."
"It’s impossible to imagine that one wooden stringed instrument can sound like an entire rock band or a whole symphony orchestra all in one."
Kristi Wooten - Huff Post
Ted Yoder’s hammered dulcimer cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” became one of the most-watched Facebook Live posts in 2016 when the song received more than 101 million views from music fans around the world. It’s no wonder the video went viral; when a barefooted Yoder performed the hit on his hammered dulcimer in his Indiana family’s backyard with his wife, kids, and a pet raccoon named Gidget in the audience, he immediately became an internet sensation known as the lovable “Dulcimer Dad.”
In many ways, Ted Yoder is the perfect musician for the 21st century; his passionate playing style and easy-going personality make him a natural online star.
His performance style in popular songs including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” and classics such as “Amazing Grace” and “The Little Drummer Boy” has become known as “Yoderizing.” Why? Because until you hear Ted Yoder, it’s impossible to imagine that one wooden stringed instrument can sound like an entire rock band or a whole symphony orchestra all in one.
Fast forward to today and you'll see Ted has added some new, intriguing band members to the act. Doug and Sarah Haag bring a banter and camaraderie to the stage that adds warmth and depth to an already intimate concert event. The pairing of hammered dulcimer, percussion, marimba, and vocals provide an even more epic sonic and visual experience. This band is a powerhouse of energy and fun!