House Concert Series
"Flying Cat" House Concert Series | Indianapolis, IN | FlyingCatConcerts(at)gmail.com | 317-466-7953
Making the World a Better Place: One House Concert at a Time
You'll receive a confirmation with the street address, directions, and details. Be sure to let us know which concert you'll be attending and how many in your party.
We present a variety of musical styles, including Folk, Roots, Celtic, Bluegrass and Singer-Songwriters. We are a “listening room” during the performance; concerts also include a social hour so you can talk with your friends and meet the performers.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Social Hour at 6:00, Concert at 7:00
A returning favorite to the "Flying Cat" stage, Ben Bedford has played for audiences all over the United States, at notable venues such as The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Folkstage in Chicago, and the Fayetteville Roots Festival. His music has received extensive airplay on folk and roots radio in the U.S. and Europe.
From Springfield IL, Bedford is a true son of the heartland. Often drawing upon history, Bedford’s songs have a strong sense of time and place. The songs are rich in sensory detail which allows the listener to hear, see and feel each narrative. With three albums to his credit, Bedford’s songs tackle scenarios including homelessness, the plight of a Confederate soldier’s wife during the American Civil War, the aerial triumphs of Amelia Earhart, the life of Jack London, the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, John the Baptist, and many more.
He is a songwriter in the tradition of icons such as Woody Guthrie and Bill Morrissey, casting individual people into the theater of the American Landscape. songwriter in the tradition of icons such as Woody Guthrie and Bill Morrissey, casting individual people into the theater of the American Landscape.
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.