On Saturday, internationally touring singer-songwriter, Ben Bedford will perform at The Iron Horse concert Hall.


On Saturday, internationally touring singer-songwriter, Ben Bedford will perform at The Iron Horse concert Hall.

With the release of his second album, “Land of the Shadows,” Ben Bedford “…has proven himself to be a truly inspired and talented storyteller…” according to Arthur Wood (Maverick).

After only five years as a full-time artist, Bedford has already played WFMT’s Folkstage (hosted by Rich Warren) as well as Izzy Young’s famed Folklore Centrum in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition, Bedford’s music has been played on National Public Radio’s Car Talk, reached the top ten on the Folk-DJ charts with both his debut and sophomore albums and was featured in The Sounding Board, the official newsletter of the renowned C.F. Martin Guitar Company. In July of 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, which included artists such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Judy Collins and John Prine subsequently appeared on the blog of journalist Eric Zorn on the Chicago Tribune Web site.

For ticket information, contact Don Koke at 321-6348 or dkoke@cox.net. Tickets for adults are $12, students and seniors are $10 and children under the age of 12 are free.

The Iron Horse concert Hall is located behind the Circle Gallery and Frame Shop on South Main.