Interview with Keith Brintzenhoff, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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Date
2020-10-05
Main contributor
Keith Brintzenhoff
Summary
Keith Brintzenhoff (Kutztown, Pennsylvania) 

Keith Brintzenhoff is an autoharp musician and school teacher by profession based in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He studied autoharp with leading musicians including Bryan Bowers, Bonnie Phipps, and Becky Blackely, and was a consultant for the large size autoharp built by Folkcraft Instruments of Connecticut. He is an expert researcher on the mountain dulcimer and its Pennsylvania German connections. Keith also plays guitar and old-time banjo, and has performed solo, duo or with his band the Toad Creek Ramblers both in Pennsylvania and in Germany. He has performed in venues including the Hershey Museum and the Historic Schaefferstown, Der Dutch Peddler Homecoming (Ohio), and has served as musical advisor for the Kutztown Pennsylvania German Festival. His performances in Germany included a tour for the 700th anniversary of Switzerland Fescht in his ancestral hometown. Keith has also recorded music for various videos and films. 

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 10/05/2020.
Contributor
Tamar Sella
Subjects
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Location
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Collection
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Unit
Society for Ethnomusicology

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