Fiddles & Footnotes – Biography

Henry Koretzky

Henry Koretzky, a native of Harrisburg, PA, came to playing music late in life and has spent the past few decades trying to make up for lost time. First picking up the guitar seriously at age seventeen, he began playing and listening to an eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, rock, jazz, and blues. Making his stage debut in 1979 with a garage band whose repertoire ranged from traditional blues to Dave Brubeck to the Allman Brothers set the tone for what can be generously termed as a variegated musical career. In the early ’90s, Henry began playing for contradances, beginning with the quintet Medicinal Purpose, led by fiddler Ryck Kaiser. MP released one cassette-only recording, and continues to regroup for occasional dances and concerts. Henry’s principal contradance outlet is with York County fiddler Todd Clewell, with whom he performs as The Contra Rebels. In addition to concentrating his energies on ROOTBOUND and The Contra Rebels, Henry also performs as an accompanist for contemporary singer-songwriter KJ, both as part of a duo and as the trio Sweet Nothings, as well as with Celtic singer/guitarist Jamie O’Brien and Emmy Truckenmiller in the Celtic/Americana trio Shades of Green and Blue, and the swing band Sink Or Swing.


Alexander Mitchell

Alexander Mitchell is and plays with the best musicians in in the area. From Bluegrass, Celtic, Klezmer, Swing, Jazz and Light Classical, Alex can pull together the greatest entertainment for your event. Looking for a dance caller or dancers for you event? No problem! Alex works with many. So bring on your weddings, corporate events, barn dances and birthday parties.


Ken Gehret

Ken Gehret has been performing as a musician for more than thirty years, primarily as a guitarist/violinist. Ken performs, teaches, composes and arranges for over 17 instruments including: voice, woodwind, reed, string and keyboards. His main instruments are guitar and violin. His musical experiences stem from a primarily country music background, performing with well known stars (at the age of 18) Including Roy Clark and Mell Tellis.