Ben Bedford & The Ukulele Kings – September 5, 2018
“Ben Bedford isn’t gunning for poet laureate of Illinois but if ever there was an equivalent honor for a singer-songwriter he’d have to be in the running” according to Roy Kasten of The Riverfront Times-St. Louis. In 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 Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Anais Mitchell, Danny Schmidt, John Prine, and DIana Jones. In 2018 Bedford was named one of the six Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk winners at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.
Doors: 6:30pm, Show time: 7:00 pm
Admission $15 (suggested donation)
100% of proceeds go to the performers.
The Ukulele Kings are a fun and involving all-ukulele trio featuring tasty and clever originals, many of which are featured on their latest CD “Three Cool Cats”. All members of the combo are veterans of the Lansing music scene; songwriters and ukulele players Ben Hassenger and Patrick Malloy played for years together in the legendary band Mystic Shake and bassist Steve Szilagyi laid down the foundation for the alt-country band The Weepers. The Ukulele Kings love to explore the versatility of the diminutive, yet dynamic instrument and look to shatter any preconceptions you may have about it.
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