Experimental Folk Series: ELAM BLACKMAN AND FRIENDS + BEN BROWN PROJECT
10/07/2008 - 8:00pm
EXPERIMENTAL FOLK SERIES presents:
Elam Blackman and Friends
(guitar and vocals)
Ben Brown Project
Ben MacDonald, guitar and vocals
ELAM BLACKMAN is a gifted singer-songwriter firmly planted in the folk tradition, whose songs delight and touch the listener. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes melancholy, often longing, he invites his listeners to journey with him. His easy going manner and warm stage presence draw people in and establishes an easy rapport with his audience. Elam has shared the stage with Jolie Holland, Pieta Brown, Richard Julian, Forest Sun, ALO, Chris Brown, Sean Hayes, Jesse Denatale, Naomi Sommers, Noam Weinstein and Zach Gill.
BEN MACDONALD is a guitarist/singer recently relocated to Chicago. He has performed throughout the U.S. with Aoife O'Donovan (of Crooked Still), Heather Masse (Wayfaring Strangers, Wailing Jenny's), and others. From his Myspace page:
"getting it together. up in the cabin. down in the lowlands. all in the drift."