“…a rich, story-filled collection that portrays like a web of lay lines, mankind’s interlaced journey across America down through the centuries.”
Arthur Wood, FolkWax
“Beautiful and unusual story songs that take the listener to the heart of the matter”
Diana Jones, Singer-Songwriter
With songs deep in emotion and lyrics expressive and poignant, Ben Bedford delves through human experience in unique ways, often drawing upon American history for inspiration.
From life as a Confederate soldier’s wife to present issues such as homelessness, Bedford takes the listener on a journey across the landscape of American humanity. Poignant, but rarely sentimental, his songs are portraits which capture the life and vitality of his characters while illuminating themes of joy, struggle, death and betrayal.
The Only Story
Black as Coal
Chas Williams-dobro, banjo, guitar
Ron De la Vega-bass
Guthrie Trapp- mandolin