Ted Yoder is 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. He has already opened for Jake Shimabukuro.  

At concerts Ted is sometimes solo and sometimes joined by guitar, marimba, drums, percussion, fretless bass, and strings to create a sound like the love child of Bruce Hornsby and Emerson, Lake, & Palmer.