Ben Traverse is a young man with a very wide hat who commands a wide array of instruments in his mission to bring the finest traditional folk music into the 21st century. Born and raised in the mystical mitten land, Traverse’s Michigan roots run deep. Steeping in the traditions of American, English, and Celtic folk music, Traverse brings a unique, youthful enthusiasm to an old and rich musical tradition through reinterpreting old songs as well as crafting new ones.
“Ben is the modern day Pete Seeger. He’s a musical archeologist who writes songs that sound like they’re from a hundred years ago.” -The Accidentals
“As a musician, Traverse is rooted in the past, forward thinking, and fully present. His foundation is solid and he cares deeply about music and people” -Seth Bernard