Interview with Keith Brintzenhoff, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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Keith Brintzenhoff
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.
Tamar Sella
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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