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 &...

03rd Mar 2015

Press

  Please feel free to use the biography text and quotes below–as well as the mp3 files and press photos in this Dropbox folder–as we begin working together to promote our upcoming...

02nd Dec 2014

Our Album: Take Yo Time

Our album, Take Yo Time, was recorded at Toolshed Soundlabs in Port Townsend, Washington with the honorable George Rezendes working triple duty as engineer, mixer-masterer, and the guitar player on the...

18th May 2015

North Mississippi Folk Music

In April of 2015 I traveled with Ben Hunter and photographer Aris Vrakas to Davenport, Iowa, where Hal Reed now lives. Hal grew up in Northern Mississippi, and is the grandson...

09th Mar 2015

Music Along the Mississippi

  Ben and I have been interpreting American traditional music as a duo since 2013, and much of our knowledge of America’s roots music has come through listening to recordings made in a...

02nd Dec 2014

Rhapsody Residency – Creole Music at FAIS

In December of 2014 we were able to work with the French American international school in Portland for a three day residency at the French-American International School. We have developed Rhapsody Project curriculum...