Smiling Acres Music Festival

Smiling Acres Music Festival

Check Out Smiling Acres Music Festival, July 2nd-4th 2021 in Trufant, MI

Ben Traverse

Ben Traverse is a classically trained guitarist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist with deep roots in Northern Michigan. After attending a music camp taught by the likes May Erlewine, Joshua Davis, Seth Bernard, and many more, Ben has found his passion paying homage to the traditional music of the world. Drawing inspiration from Pete Seeger, the Clancy Brothers, Doc Watson, and a good chunk of the Folkways Records catalog, Traverse creates an eclectic show of stories and song.

“Ben is the modern day Pete Seeger. He’s a musical archeologist who writes songs that sound like they’re from a hundred years ago.” -The Accidentals

“As a musician, Traverse is rooted in the past, forward thinking, and fully present. His foundation is solid and he cares deeply about music and people” -Seth Bernard

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