Maine musician Katherine Rhoda loves to introduce her listeners to the whimsical world of
vintage fretless zithers. She will perform at the Camden Public Library on Wednesday, May 8 at 4:00 pm.
early 1900s saw a flood of musical inventions, some ridiculous, some
sublime, all marketed as the ultimate in DIY music making. Katherine
plays the Marxophone, violin-guitar, Phonoharp No. 1, harpeleik, and
more from her large collection. She composes evocative new music for
these instruments and crafts creative arrangements of traditional
material and obscure covers. She also plays hammered dulcimer,
accordion, guitar, and more, and sings in a sensitive and
Performance credits include the New England Folk Festival, the New York Folk Music Society,
and the famous Caffe Lena. As Steve Suffet (the Old Fashioned Folksinger of New York City)
says: "As a performer, Katherine Rhoda is talented, knowledgeable, and engaging. She can
bring an audience to tears or leave them smiling, rally them to a cause or get them to just chill
out, all with her choice of songs, her remarkable voice, her tasteful instrumental
accompaniments, and her persona, which at the same time can be both playful and dignified.
In short, Katherine Rhoda exemplifies what folk music should be all about."