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Ben Bedford
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  • Ben Bedford

    Instrument
    Acoustic Guitar
    Genre
    Folk/Americana
    Strings
    BB40M Bright Bronze Acoustic

    Ben Bedford "...has proven himself to be a truly inspired and talented storyteller..." according to Arthur Wood (Maverick Magazine).

    Rich Warren of WFMT-Chicago included Bedford on his list of the 50 most significant Folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years, alongside artists such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Judy Collins and John Prine.

    With the release of his third album, What We LostBedfordestablishes himself as a songwriter in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie, casting individual people in the theater of the American landscape. A true son of the heartland, Bedford dips into the deep inkwell of classic American literature and writes with the 'old soul' quality of his literary idols, such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison. 

    In his brief career, Bedford has played for audiences all over Continental Europe, the U.K. and North America -- with performances at The Fayetteville Roots Festival, WFMT's Folkstage, Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, The Twickenham Folk Club in London and Toogenblik in Brussels, Belgium. In addition, Bedford's music has been played on National Public Radio's Car Talk, Sirius XM's The Village, and has reached the top ten on both the Folk-DJ and Euro Americana charts. Bedford has received critical acclaim in a variety of publications, including MaverickXROADS, and Sing Out!

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