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UPDATED–American Roots Concert Series: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
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UPDATE 6/7/22: We regret to inform you that Jake Blount will not be performing on Sunday, June 12th because of a recent Covid-19 diagnosis, however the SHOW WILL GO ON!
Hill Center is thrilled to announce that Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons will step in to fill Jake’s shoes.
Jake Blount is looking forward to coming back to Hill Center for a rescheduled show later in the season.
Seattle songsters Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons give life to voices that have long been silenced in American culture. Their award-winning performances 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, acoustic blues, and prison ballads. Ben & Joe bounce from fiddle & banjo breakdowns to a cappella 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 history and engage more deeply with their communities.
“Their deep explorations into roots music inhabits every performance and identifies what they do as the real deal.” – Patrice O’Neil, Wintergrass
“I was totally blown away with Ben and Joe – I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to shout from the mountaintops!” – Lisa Husted, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
“Hunter and Seamons expertly perform with a joyous missionary zeal.” – Steve Hunt, fRoots
*We are thrilled to celebrate Hill Center’s 10th anniversary and its post-pandemic revival!*
Other American Roots Concerts (Spring 2022):
- Sunday, April 24, 4:30-6:30pm: C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band
- Sunday, May 1, 4:30-6:30pm: Kyshona
- Sunday, May 15, 4:30-6:30pm: Session Americana
- Sunday, June 19, 4:30-6:30pm: Amythyst Kiah
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