Acclaimed songwriters Ben Bedford and Kirsty McGee bring to The Met an intimate and memorable live show with tales from both sides of the Atlantic.
Peddling her skewed but romantic ‘hobopop’ music, with a voice that sounds like honey and smoke, UK songwriter Kirsty McGee is celebrating the October release of her eighth album The Deafening Sound of Stars. She has collected songs from the Mojave desert to arctic Norway, her song Sandman appearing in Danny Boyle’s film Trance (2013).
Hailing from Illinois, for twelve years Ben Bedford has toured his vivid, stark tales across America, Europe and beyond. His soft-voiced poetry and captivating guitar work has led to him being compared to such luminaries as Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and John Prine. Last year, his highly acclaimed fifth album The Hermit’s Spyglass was released and he was named one of the six Kerrville New Folk winners at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.