Ben Bedford will bring his musical sketches of America's people, victories, and struggles to his free concert on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 pm at the Main Library. Bedford’s CDs will be available for sale and signing after the concert. With three albums to his credit, Bedford’s songs tackle a variety of issues, including homelessness, the triumphs of Amelia Earhart, and the life of Jack London. Often drawing upon history, Bedford’s music has a strong sense of time and place.
With the release of his third album, What We Lost, Bedford establishes himself as a songwriter who casts individual people in the theater of the American landscape. Bedford’s music has received extensive airplay from programs such as “River City Folk” and “The Midnight Special, both syndicated by WFMT in Chicago. Ben Bedford was named one of the “50 most significant folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years” by Rich Warren, host of “Folk Stage” on WFMT-Chicago. The list included artists such as Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, and John Prine. What We Lost was among the top picks in both album and song categories on the "Faves of 2012" List of Lilli Kuzma, host of "Folk Festival" on WDCB Public Radio, published at http://wdcb.org/programming/programs.php?id=17 .
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