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Mac Benford and Up South

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Afternoon Lunch Music

Mac Benford has been a leading figure in the preservation and performance of traditional Appalachian stringband music for more than forty years. He began playing clawhammer banjo in 1960, while a student at Williams College. His interest in the authentic mountain styles of playing the 5-string led him to the greatest living masters of the time – players like Wade Ward, Kyle Creed, Tom Ashley, and Roscoe Holcomb who would provide life-long inspiration and models in the formation of his own style.

He will play with UpSouth, a rocking dance band, which features older Southern fiddle tunes. Local musicians Randi Backman, Sally Freund, Marie Burns, and John Hoffman will join him for an afternoon filled with toe tapping music.

Lunchtime Music Series

  • informal and eclectic.
  • Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.


Saturday, December 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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