Sensitive emotional folk influenced professional songwriter who can weave musical spells. Her reputation is constantly growing and the young Mancunian has been touring extensively, playing venues and festivals all over the country.
A folk - Americanca singer / songwriter from Illinois, Ben was named one of the 50 most significant Folk songwriters in the last 50 years by Rich Warren-WFMT, Chicago and subsequently published on the Chicago Tribune website.
Ben Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives.
With three albums to his credit, Bedford’s songs tackle scenarios including homelessness, war and many other interesting subjects, and as they often draw upon history, the songs have a strong sense of time and place. The songs are rich in sensory detail which allows the listener to hear, see and feel each narrative.