With Ester Live in PT at Toolshed Soundlabs Ben Joe Royal Room Wintergrass Workshop Live at Paramount Theater Emlala Drawing Ben Joe Walkway BW Wyoming

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
Tour Poster for UK w Phil

Black and Tan Ball

“A Black & Tan Ball” is our forthcoming 2017 album featuring the harmonica master Phil Wiggins. Recorded at Black & Tan Hall in Seattle, WA by George Rezendes, this album features a...

04th Jun 2015
Order your copy now on the Smithsonian Folkways website!

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
Artwork by Emily Taibleson is included in the small chapbook that accompanies our 2nd album.

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
Washington Middle School is one of our pilot schools for this new program.

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...