Annie Sumi & Ted Yoder – March 4, 2020
Dancing on a line between imagination and reality, ethereal-folk artist Annie Sumi’s music invites you into a familiar otherworld. Like an inbound wind, her voice begins with a whisper, gathers strength and purpose, and transforms into an airy howl. Her songs take you to places – of quiet wonder, of unspoken love, of tranquil landscape.
“You can’t leave an Annie Sumi performance and feel anything but inspired,” says Leah Morise, of London-based House of Harmony. “She fills the stage with joy and it spills over into the audience. Her songs manage to pull you into her world.”
Over the last three and a half years, the Ontario-based singer-songwriter has released two critically-acclaimed albums and toured her music across Canada, parts of the U.S. and Europe. With grace and humility, she’s charmed audiences at more than 300 shows, from living rooms to major music festivals, and has been asked to open for the likes of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Amelia Curran and Jim Cuddy.
“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 Johnathan Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour
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. Yoder’s played the dulcimer for decades and even won America’s National Hammered Dulcimer Championship in 2010.
Though Ted will be performing all original compositions for this concert, we know you’ll enjoy his wildly popular versions of popular songs on youtube!