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Ted Yoder Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Ted Yoder

April 5, 2019
Pot-Luck Party: 6:30p
Music: about 7:45

Gary’s House Concert Series is excited to welcome back Ted Yoder.
I stumbled across Ted’s music about 2 years ago on Facebook. His hammered dulcimer cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” became one of the most-watched You-Tube videos in 2016. It received more than 101 million views from music fans around the world.

Band members of Tears for Fears were so impressed that they flew from England to his home in Goshen, Indiana for a private show.

Ted’s show is as much a visual art as it is musical performance.  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.

I hope you will join us for an amazing performance.  I have included some videos I took with a Go-Pro camera from the last show and some from Ted’s Collection .

Support the Arts or they will go away…. and we will be forced to listen to each other.


Gary DZ

Ted Yoder - Norwegian Wood

Ted Yoder - Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)

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Sofia-Talvik 4x6L


The last house concert with Matt Bednarsky was a crazy success.  It was the largest audience so far.  I met several new people–including a couple who hosts 20+ house concerts a year.  Kindred Spirits-  We nerded about music, grilling, our favorite drinks and toys.  

The next House Concert (after this one) will be June 8th, by an artist named Trae Sheehan.  Search him out, he has an amazing video on Youtube titled: Cellar Sessions: Trae Sheehan June 8th, 2018 City Winery New York Full Session.  How weird is it that–also on June 8th.   

I’ve had more and more artists contacting me from all over the country.  I am getting 4+ offers every month– so I am having to turn down some very talented people.   I am doing my best to get variety and sound/style I think you’ll like.     

I am working on an out-door concert with Adam Travis when the weather breaks.  No dates picked yet.

I have word from Sofia Talvik that she will will be back on the east coast in 2020 and wants to come back.  Let me know if you want me to invite anyone else back.   

“You” are as much a part of the success of this House Concert series as I am so let me know what you think.   

April 5th, 2019:    Ted Yoder (returns)

June 8th, 2019:    Trae Sheehan

August ??th, 2019:    Adam Travis 

October 2nd, 2020:    Sofia Talvik (returns)


Ted Yoder -- Intro

Ted Yoder -- Moon on the Water


When some up and coming bands tour, they will schedule House Concerts in between gigs as they travel across the country. It helps cover their travel costs and many Artists love the personal setting.

A long time ago I attended my first house concert for a band I followed since Med-School. It was an amazing experience. It is my favorite way to see live music… and it’s always music I love. I have been hosting them since we moved to our Woodbine home. I usually do 4 a year.

Variety is the Spice of Life

I try to find different styles of music, ranging from indie rock to folk, bluegrass and Celtic. The Artists often discuss the rich history of the genre, answer questions and socialize during the “Pot Luck” party and intermission. 

Where else would you be able to see National and International Artists up-close and personal.  Find them on YouTube.  I will update this page as it gets closer.

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Food Fruit
Food Pulled Pork
Food Wine Bottle and Glass (Sm1)

Pot Luck

Plan Ahead…

When I host a House Concert, the music is usually preceded by a “Pot-Luck” gathering/party. Everyone is asked to bring something to eat or drink—to share. The Food/Drink people bring usually makes it interesting. You get to meet some fun people and socialize with the artist.  Bring your favorite dish or appetizer – we all have something we’re famous for. Something ethnic, something different… Or bring some wine, beer or soda.

We usually have 20-30 people show up—so there’s a great variety of food and drink. I usually donate 3-Liters of Sangria, a 12-pak of beer and some Chips to start it off…. I also make Pulled Pork BBQ. I smoke and slow cook it with mesquite for 20+ hours on a Green Egg grill. It is my “signature dish”, but it’s not enough to feed a crowd.

⇒ Bring Your Favorite Drink ⇐

My Bar is stocked, but I try not to have it raided. It often does…. I might have to start clearing it out before shows – which would be sad. I can’t charge if you drink from it, but you can, on an Honor System, Donate to the bar at the slot machine.

The $15-$20 donation I collect at the door — all (100%) goes to the artist.

Please don’t consider it an OPEN BAR.

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Prior Artists

(Click on Picture for Artist’s Page)

Check their website to see where they are performing and to buy some music.  

Support the Arts – It is a hard life on the road