Ben Traverse

Grand Rapids-based traditional folk musician and member of the Earthwork Music Collective. Ben plays a variety of traditional styles including old-time, bluegrass, Celtic, and sea shanties, all with a focus on the history and culture that fostered it.

Traverse has spent the better part of a decade cutting their teeth with many prominent forces in Michigan’s folk scene. They found their passion steeping in the rich history of traditional folk music. Drawing inspiration from Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, and countless others, Traverse brings a unique, youthful enthusiasm to a rich and storied musical tradition.


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