Maine musician Katherine Rhoda loves to introduce her listeners to the whimsical world of
vintage fretless zithers. The 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.”
Learn more at https://katherinerhoda.com/