The Feature Concert Series at
the Ozark Folk Center presents the Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons. Watch this award-winning duo from Seattle, Washington
as they perform a variety of American roots music during Ozark Highlands Theater (7 p.m.) and a matinee set in
the artisan village at 2 p.m.
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Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons shows are highlighted by story-telling that, rather than bringing the past to life, vividly shows how the past still lives in the present. Through their songs, audiences witness current issues crop up again and again in folk songs, dance tunes, and prison ballads.
Ben & Joe bounce from fiddle & banjo breakdowns to a capella field hollers, early jazz to gospel songs featuring Piedmont guitar style and rattlin’ bones. With the same versatility that won them the International Blues Challenge in 2016, and allowed them to record with National Heritage Fellow Phil Wiggins, the duo celebrates the ways Americans have triumphed over oppression through the vitality of their art. Audiences walk away from Ben & Joe’s concerts and workshops inspired to learn more of their own heritage, and engage more deeply with their communities.
In May of 2019, the duo was recognized by the Ethnic Heritage Council with the Gordon Ekvall Tracie Memorial Award for excellence in ethnic performance and significant contributions to the development and presentation of the traditional cultural arts in the Pacific Northwest. Check them out on the web at https://www.benjoemusic.com/music.
For more information about Ozark Highlands Theater, The Heritage Herb Garden, Artisan Craft Village, Skillet Restaurant, or Cabins at Dry Creek call (870) 269-3851 or visit OzarkFolkCenter.com.