Singer, songwriter concert set for Nov. 19

Ben Bedford will perform a Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Unitarian Church North in Mequon.

Doors to the church at 13800 N. Port Washington Rd. open at 7 p.m.

Bedford is described as a “masterful storyteller who can turn what seem like obscure historical references into engaging tales rife with vivid, stark imagery.”

In the 15 years since the release of his first album, Bedford has recorded six studio albums — the newest one, “Valley of Stars” will be released in January. His music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots radio in the  U.S. and Europe.

In July 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 also included Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Anais Mitchell, Joni Mitchell and Danny Schmidt.

In May 2018, Bedford was one of the six Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk winners at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.

Tickets are $19 in advance and $23 at the door, with a $1 per donated food item discount to a maximum $4 given at the door.

Student tickets are $12.

Tickets are available at North Shore Bank in Grafton and Mequon and Vines to Cellar in Port Washington.

For more information, call (262) 457-4399 or visit

  Other Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series concerts are Griffin House on Dec. 2, Joe Jencks and Kaia Fowler on Feb. 25,  Sons of the Never Wrong on March 11, Beth Nielsen-Chapman on March 24, Jon Vezner and Don Henry on April 15, David Roth on April 29 and Katie Dahl on May 13.



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