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Acorns is mostly comprised of Ben’s original work but has a few traditional tunes and covers thrown in for good measure.
Filled with wonderful musicianship from the likes of Brittany Haas, Chris Coole and Rayna Gellert, this album was recorded live in just a few days and as Ben says, it celebrates “the community spirit of real time, spontaneous music making”.
Highlights include a brooding version of the usually upbeat New River Train, and the reflective Fit To Be Tied that segues sweetly into Sail Away Ladies. Ben also takes the opportunity to recreate some of his past work, with Brother Mule’s Katy Bar The Door and Growling Old Men’s Lily Green getting old-timey makeovers.