Brett Ridgeway



Song Writer


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"I truly feel that your music captures the heart and the mind."
                           - Stephanie Muschlitz

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 Upcoming Events and Performances​


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  Clawhammer Banjo Workshop
  Townsend, TN

  Ohio Valley Gathering
  Lexington, KY

  Clawhammer Banjo Workshop
  Rochester, PA

  Break-Free Acoustic Workshop
  Sebring, FL

  Mountain Dulcimer Workshop
  New Holland, PA

  Central Ohio Folk Festival
  Columbus, OH

  HD and MD Workshops
  Racine, WI

  Dulci-More Festival
  Lisbon, OH

  Coshocton Dulcimer Days
  Coshocton, OH

  Whiskey Rebellion Festival
  Washington, PA

  Dulcimer Funfest
  Evart, MI

  Fort New Salem Festival
  Fort New Salem, WV

  Lake Raystown Resort Event
  Entriken, PA

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​February 23-24-------------

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​April (TBD)-------------------

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​July 19-22---------------------

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September 15-16----------

September 22-23----------

​​Yankee Peddler Festival
Canal Fulton, OH

Yankee Peddler Festival
Canal Fulton, OH

Yankee Peddler Festival
Canal Fulton, OH

Acoustic Break-free Workshop
Odessa, MI 

Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival
Milford, CT

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop
Midland, NC (Carolina Banjo Co)

'Practice Smarter' Workshop
Cookeville, TN

'Clawhammer Banjo' Workshop
Cookeville, TN

Poconos Winter Dulcimer Fest
Stroudsburg, PA

Gardner Music Winter Festival
​Morgantown, WV

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop
Denver, NC

Winter Haven, FL

​Full Circle Music Society Workshop,
​New Holland, PA

"Bob's Barn" Workshops
Lake Odessa, MI

Dulci-More Festival 24
​Lisbon, OH

ODPC Dulcimer Funfest
​Evart, MI

Yankee Peddler Festival
Canal Fulton, OH

Yankee Peddler Festival
Canal Fulton, OH

Yankee Peddler Festival
Canal Fulton, OH



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"Brett Ridgeway's music has a gentle, undulating rhythmic flow, and texture that is irresistible.

It is folk music strongly connected to the folk roots and traditions, but it has another dimension altogether: something very enchanting in a subtle way. The rustic, primitive sound of his gourd banjo will ground you, but you'll hear something of the mystic here too. 

Brett's simple, straightforward mountain dulcimer style has just the perfect amount of rhythmic punch and vitality to keep you tapping your foot, and his hammered dulcimer playing is captivating: it is fun to just let this music wash over you. 

There's something very universal in Brett's music. I was watching the audience during one of his recent concerts and they were all so relaxed and entranced! Brett plays like he has nothing to prove. His music is happy to just "be" -- yet there is plenty of heart and soul in the music as well."  ~ Jerry Rockwell