Ben playing mandolin at the Listening Room
Ben playing mandolin at the Listening Room
Album cover for "Me Grief and Tears to Smother: Traditional Songs and Ballads from the Irish Diaspora" by Ben Traverse & Nick Veine.

New album of Irish music with Nick Veine out now!

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“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

“Ben’s passion for music is unmistakable. From the onset of the first note, Traverse creates magic! The future is bright with this one.”

-Mark Lavengood