Seattle-based duo Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons truly made a mark for themselves when they captured the solo/duo competition title at the 2016 International Blues Challenge. Their delivery of classic pre-war American roots music and early blues in its truest form was a breath of fresh air. Their commitment for historical music takes on the flavors of jug bands and street performers to the earliest takes on folk, and they execute it masterfully with multiple instruments. Recently they have been working on the Woody Guthrie songbook that he created while working for the Bonneville Power Project seventy-five years ago, along with Joe’s other outfit Timberland. Witnessing a show by Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons is like a throw-back to a happier time. Entertaining, jovial and they just might get you to sing-along.
The duo will be presenting music from Woody Guthrie and other pieces of roots and blues when they appear at Artichoke Music, 3130 SE Hawthorne Street, on Sunday, December 11. Tickets for this 7:00 pm performance are available from Brownpapertickets.com for $15.00.