Winthrop Blues Fest Live at Orpheum Theater Public Classes With Ester Live in PT at Toolshed Soundlabs Ben Joe Walkway BW

American roots music is our playground. Blues and folk songs do not need preserving--they are preserving us. Our mission is to spread the glory and whimsy of traditional song through house concerts, street corner stomps, schoolroom shindigs, and jam sessions at the Collaboratory. We are songsters based in Seattle, and our next tour will take us along the Mississippi River in April of 2015.

02nd Jan 2017

A Black and Tan Ball

1. ‘Do You Call That A Buddy’ Orignal Recording: Louis Jordan While most murder ballads seem to revolve around sadness and tragedy, this song takes its time savoring the various...

04th Jun 2015

Roll Columbia on Smithsonian Folkways!

Update: Smithsonian Folkways has agreed to release the new album, “Roll Columbia” on their label January 27th, 2017! Joe Seamons and Bill Murlin are the executive producers, and Ben &...

21st Jan 2016

North Wind and The Sun

“The North Wind and The Sun” is one title for a fable that dates back to the days of ancient Greece. The story goes that the North wind and the sun...

30th Mar 2015

Workshops for All Ages

In addition to our regular programming in the greater Seattle area, we deliver workshops and residency programs across the United States. While most of our work takes place with students ages...