Live Music has been a part of the Inn since 2002, when Steff Mahan first performed on the porch. While here for a performance in Greenville, SC, she graciously offered to play during social hour. A live music tradition was born!
Saturday night music features Ben Scales on Guitar and dobro. It's Ben and the Catdragons (whatever the cat drags in!) They play "heritage music" interspersed with their own compositions, plus the guarantee of at least one Tom Paxton song!
Joining Ben may be Aaron "Woody" Wood on guitar, Jason Kretel of "Mad Tea" on fiddle and mandolin, Andy Pond on banjo and George Pond on bass. The musicians change each week.
And, Ben's daughter, Emeline, joins us when she is home from boarding school in New Hampshire.
"Pinch hitting" for us since 2004 and now a regular on Saturday nights, Ben Scales is a singer song-writer who, fortunately, lives only a block from the Inn, so is able to "come out and play" at a moment's notice! You can see and hear more about Ben here.
While Ben was on vaction, we had the immense pleasure of having Ira Bernstein, one of the world's premier percussive step dancers perform for us on Saturday night. He was joined by the Stuart Brothers on Fiddle and Banjo. It was a fabulous evening!