Ben Bedford

Ben Bedford

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

“Ben Bedford has proven himself to be a truly inspired and talented storyteller…” according to Arthur Wood (Maverick). With the release of his third album, What We Lost, Bedford establishes 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 the past eight years since the release of his first album, Bedford has played his songs for audiences all over the United States hitting notable venues such as The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Folkstage in Chicago, and the Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots radio in the U.S., as well as in Europe, taking him overseas on several occasions for concert dates on the continent and in the United Kingdom. Notable dates there include Izzy Young’s famed Folklore Centrum in Stockholm, Sweden, Toogenblik in Brussells, Belgium, and The Twickenham Folk Club in London, England.

All three of Bedford’s albums have charted highly on the Euro Americana charts and the Folk-DJ charts with What We Lost also charting highly on the Roots Music Report charts. Bedford’s music has been played on National Public Radio’s Car Talk and was featured in The Sounding Board, the official newsletter of the renowned C.F. Martin Guitar Company. In addition to independent terrestrial stations, Bedford’s music has received extensive airplay from syndicated programs such as “River City Folk” (syndicated by WFMT), “The Midnight Special” (syndicated by WFMT), BBC-Scotland, and the SIRIUS XM station “The Village”, all helping to gain Bedford a wider geographical audience. In July of 2010, Bedford was named one of the “50 most significant Folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years” by Rich Warren of WFMT-Chicago. The list also included such stalwarts as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Judy Collins and John Prine.

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Water Valley

Location:Water Valley, AB

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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Rimbey

Location:Rimbey, AB

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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Edmonton

Location:Edmonton, AB

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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Olds

Location:Olds, AB

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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Raymond

Location:Raymond, AB

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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Lethbridge

Location:Lethbridge, AB

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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Cranbrook

Location:Cranbrook, BC

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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Lundbreck

Location:Lundbreck, AB

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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Okotoks

Location:Okotoks, AB

With: Ben Bedford

Playing: Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller

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