04th Jun 2015

July 14 in Portland – ‘Roll Columbia’

Smithsonian Folkways presents the album release concert for ‘Roll Columbia’ in Portland at the Alberta Rose Theater on July 14th, Woody Guthrie’s birthday! Our duo recorded two songs for ‘Roll...

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...

12th Sep 2016

Sept 2016 Tour!

We are headed out to play some choice venues on the East Coast this month, join us! Sept 16 – Hammonton, New Jersey Camp Jam in the Pines Music Fest...

24th Feb 2016

Experience at the IBC, 2016

The following is a brief reflection on the experience of competing in the 26th annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. By Joe Seamons, February, 2016. When Ben Hunter &...

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...

19th May 2015

East Coast Tour June 13 – 25!

Fresh off of their tour and folklore expedition along the Mississippi River, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are bringing their roots music and stories to New England this June. In...

18th May 2015

NW Folklife 2015!

We have a full and glorious evening lined up for Friday night with all kinds of sweet musicians taking part! See the full program guide by clicking here, or just...

05th Jan 2015

MLK Celebration at Seattle’s Paramount Theater | January, 2015

On January 15th we performed at Seattle’s Paramount Theater for King County’s MLK celebration. We wrote and performed original music and covered Big Bill Broonzy’s “When Will I Get to...