On Friday, Dec. 6, The Back Door brings guests an early Christmas gift – Ben Bedford.
The Kerrville New Folk Festival winner singer/songwriter has glowing revues from his European tour and looks forward to his Back Door debut, recommended to him by Rupert Wates.
The Back Door at University Baptist Church open at 7 p.m. Come get an up-close table with your free JavaWerks coffee, Coke or water. Childcare is available. There will be popcorn and treats but you can bring your own supper as well.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Back Doors remains a donations only event and everyone is welcome. The church is located at 3200 Arlington in the back door of University Baptist Church.
To reserve a close table please call or text David Walker at (601) 520-1589. Please send your name and number in your party.
In the past twelve years since the release of his first album, Bedford has played his music for audiences all across the United States hitting notable venues such as The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Folkstage in Chicago, and Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He's also played festivals like The Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, The Fox Valley Folk Festival in Illinois, and the Fayetteville Roots Festival in Arkansas. His music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots radio in the U.S., as well as in Europe, taking him overseas on several occasions for concert dates on the continent and in the United Kingdom.
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 also included Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Anais Mitchell, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Prine.
In May of 2018, Bedford was named one of the six Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk winners at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.