Ben Weaver is a folk musician and poet from Minnesota. He has recently released a new album, I Would Rather Be a Buffalo. Weaver’s music has always been rooted in nature, using sparse banjo and guitar as an accompaniment to his plain and pure poetics. This is real back-to-basics folk music, recorded live on a reel-to-reel tape machine in a Minnesotan barn over the space of just two days.To support the new album, Weaver is embarking on a national bicycle tour entitled It’s All the River, in which he will perform at farms, bookstores, bicycle shops and small music venues. The tour will see him follow the course of the Mississippi, from Minneapolis to New Orleans.