March of the Crocus
“Ted Yoder is the Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer.”
— Michael Johnathan Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Ted is a National Hammered Dulcimer champion. He’s released five beloved and critically acclaimed solo albums, and become a master educator of the instrument. Ted has been profiled in the Kearney Hub, Huffington Post, and on NPR’s All Things Considered show, among many other features, profiles, and reviews in regional and national tastemaking outlets. On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, Ted became something of a household name when a Facebook Live video of him from his Live From The Orchard series playing Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” went viral. The video rocketed up to 53 million views in four days.
The Goshen, Indiana-based instrumentalist-composer-singer, has dazzled audiences nationally in diverse settings. In intimate gatherings, performing art centers, theaters, festivals, and comfy bar and grill performances, Ted forges meaningful bonds with the audience. His charisma and warm candor come through as he tailors each set to the energy of the audience. Ted is also generous with unlocking the majesty and mystery of the hammered dulcimer before their eyes and ears. During shows he’s been known to take questions about the rarefied instrument, and sometimes even explain his unique approach to music making on the hammered dulcimer—a rare treat for fans and first timers experiencing this complex instrument.