Mac Benford

 

Howdy, neighbor, welcome to my web site!

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THE HAYWIRE GANG - Mac Benford, Paula Bradley, and John Hoffmann

NEWS FLASH !!
 
I am currently working on a recording of old time finger picking styles, songs and tunes. I expect completion around August 2013. Stay tuned!
 
"It's About Time", my long awaited collaboration with John Hoffmann is available. The CD, which features selections by The Haywire Gang and UpSouth. Go to my General Store for details!

Also, "The Green Fields of America", Mick Moloney's all-star group of Irish musicians, has recently released a CD on Compass Records which features Bruce Molsky and myself on several tracks. Look for it! 
 
 
2013
March 14-17 - Suwannee Banjo Camp - High Springs, FL
April 5-7 - Featured Guest of Honor at FOTMC - Dade City, FL
May 1 - Dewitt Middle School - Ithaca, NY
May 5 - The Jalopy - Brooklyn, NY
May 31 - Felicia's Atomic Lounge - Ithaca, NY - with UpSouth 
June 6-9 - Midwest Banjo Camp - Olivet, MI
July 18-21 - Grassroots Festival - Trumansburg, NY
July 24 - Trumansburg Farmer's Market - Trumansburg, NY 
August 4-11 - Augusta Old Time Music Week - Elkins, WV
Sept 5-8 - American Banjo Camp - Ft Flagler, WA 
 
 
 
PAST 
 
2012
Feb 18 - Square Dance - Gainesville, FL - w. The Dune Hoppers
 
 
March 15-18 - Suwannee Banjo Camp - High Springs, Fl
June 7-10 - Midwest Banjo Camp - Olivet, MI
June 21 - The Rongo - Trumansburg, NY - w. Larry Hanks & Deborah Robbins
July 5 - The Rongo - Trumansburg, NY - w. Up South
July 19-22 - Grassroots Ferstival - Trumansburg, NY
Aug 13 - Red Newt - Hector, NY - w. Up South
Aug 24 - Hamilton College Square Dance - Clinton, NY
Aug 27 - Red Newt (as above)
Sept 10 - Red Newt (as above)
Sept 12 - T-burg Farmer's Market - Trumansburg, NY
Sepy 24 - Red Newt (as above)
Nov 2 - NY Banjo Extravaganza - State Theater - Ithaca, NY
Nov 3 - NY Banjo Extravaganza - The Egg - Albany, NY
Nov 4 - NY Banjo Extravaganza - Bardavon Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY
Nov 9 - Felicia's Atomic Lounge - Ithaca, NY - w. Up South
Nov 11 - Bound For Glory WVBR - Ithaca, NY 
 
 
2011
March 17-20 - Suwannee Banjo Camp, High Springs, FL
May 19-22 - Bluff Country Gathering, Lanesboro, MN
June 2-5 - Mt Airy Fiddler's Convention, Mt Airy, NC
July 21-24 - Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg, NY  
July 29-30 - Metro Banjo Camp, Queens, NY
August 1-7 - Appalachian Stringband Festival, Clifftop, WV
September 8-11 - American Banjo Camp, Ft Flagler, WA
                        and, as usual,
April-October, every other Monday evening, at Simply Red Bistro, Sheldrake, NY
 
 
PAST 
2010
March 19-21 - Suwannee Banjo Camp, High Springs, FL
May 13 - Banjo Extravaganza, Lexington, MA
May 14-16 - Banjo Camp North, Groton, MA
June 3-6 MidWest Banjo Camp, Olivet, MI
July 15-18 Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg, NY
Aug. 5 Appalachian Master showcase at Clifftop, WV
Sept. 9-12 American Banjo Camp, Ft. Flagler, WA

April - Oct, '09 - every other Mon night
Simply Red Bistro, Sheldrake, NY
May 14-17, '09 - Banjo Camp North, Groton, MA
June 4-7, '09 - MidWest Banjo Camp, Olivet, MI
July 16-17, '09 - Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival, T-burg, NY
(w. Mac and the Trucks)
Aug. 2-8, '09 - Augusta Old Time Week, Elkins, WV
Sept. 10-13, '09 - American Banjo Camp, Ft. Flagler, W

Jan. 5, '08 - Little Venice - T-burg, NY (w. Marie Burns)
May 3, '08 - The Rongo - T-burg, NY (w. Highwoods Stringband)
May 15, '08 -Banjo Extravaganza - Lexington, MA
May 16-18, '08 - Banjo Camp North - Groton, MA
May 26, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY (w. UpSouth)

June 5-7, '08 - Fiddlers' Convention - Mount Airy, NC (w. Haywire Gang)
June 9, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY (w. UpSouth)
June 22, '08 - Bound For Glory - Cornell U, Ithaca, NY (w. UpSouth)
June 23, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY (w. friends)

July 7, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY (solo)
July 17-20, '08 - Grassroots Festival - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
July 21, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY (w. UpSouth)
July 26, '08 - Little Venice Rest. - Trumansburg, NY (w. Marie Burns)
July 30-Aug 2, '08 - Stringband Festival - Clifftop, WV (w. Haywire Gang)

August 4, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY (w. UpSouth)
August 13, '08 - Farmer's Market - Trumansburg, NY (w. Marie Burns)
August 18, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY (w. Marie Burns)
August 22, '08 - Felicia's Atomic Lounge - Ithaca, NY (w. UpSouth)

September 13, '08 - Park Slope Jamboree - Brooklyn, NY (w. Haywire Gang)
September 15, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY (w. UpSouth)
September 28, '08 - Woody Guthrie Tribute - Middletown, NY
September 29, '08 - Simply Red Bistro - Sheldrake, NY

October 12, '08 - Mercy Center Benefit -Symphony Space, NYC (w. Burns Sisters)

December 4-7, '08 - Suwanee Old Time Weekend - White Springs, FL (with The Haywire Gang)



April 18, '07 - Irish Culture Center - NYC concert for PBS broadcast with Mick Moloney, Liz Carroll, John Doyle, Seamus Egin, Karen Casey, and others

May 18 19, & 20, '07 - Groton, MA
Banjo Camp North

June 1 &2 - Mt Airy, NC
Fiddler's Convention

June 3-8 - Mars Hill, NC
Mars Hill College Old Time Week

Every other Monday Night throughout the summer
Mac plays at Simply Red Bistro
On Cayuga Lake at Sheldrake, NY

Aug. 2-4 - Clifftop, WV
Appalachian String Band Music Festival
(Third Place Old Time Band, Senior Banjo)

Sept 10 - Sheldrake, NY
Simply Red Bistro (w. UpSouth)

Sept. 16 - Rochester, NY
George Eastman House (w. The Haywire Gang)

Oct. 8 - Sheldrake, NY
Simply Red Bistro (w. UpSouth)




March - '06
17,18,19 - Suwanee Banjo Camp - Oleno State Park, FL

May - '06
19,20,21 - Banjo Camp North - Groton, MA

June - '06
2 & 3 - Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention - Mt. Airy, NC

July - '06
8 - Cleveland wedding - Syracuse, NY (w. Rafe Steffanini, John Rossbach)
13 - The Pourhouse - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
20-23 - Grassroots Festival - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)

August - '06
3-5 - Stringband Festival - Clifftop, WVA
10 - The Pourhouse - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
19 - Lahoda wedding - Sheldrake, NY (w. Woodshed Quartet)

Sept. - '06
7 - House concert - Seattle, WA (w. Hank Bradley)
8,9,10 - American Banjo Camp - Fort Flagler, WA
14 - The Pourhouse - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
16 - Park Slope OT & BG Fest - Brooklyn, NY


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UPSOUTH (John Hoffmann, Randi Beckmann, Marie Burns, and Mac)


 

January - '05
7 - Moosewood Restaurant - Ithaca, NY (w. Up South)
12 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
19 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
28 - Lost Dog Cafe - Ithaca, NY (w. UpSouth)
31 - Simply Red - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)

February - '05
4 - Moosewood Restaurant - Ithaca, NY (w.UpSouth)
9 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w.UpSouth)
11-13 - Suwanee Banjo Camp - White Springs, FL
19 - Bluegrass Fest - Sebastapol, CA
23 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. Bob Potts)
28 - Simply Red - Trumansburg, NY

March - '05
4 - Moosewood Restaurant - Ithaca, NY (w. UpSouth)
9 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
23 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. Bob Potts)
28 - Simply Red - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)

April - '05
1 - Moosewood Restaurant - Ithaca, NY (w. UpSouth)
6 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
13 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. Bob Potts)
25 - Simply Red - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
30 - Square dance - Syracuse, NY 9w. Upsouth)

May - '05
4 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
6 - Moosewood Restaurant - Ithaca, NY (w. UpSouth)
13-15 - Banjo Camp North - Groton, MA
16 - Simply Red - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
18 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. Bob Potts)

June - '05
1 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. Bob Potts)
3-5 - Midwest Banjo Camp - Lansing, MI
8 - Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. UpSouth)
10 - Square Dance - Ithaca, NY (w. Rafe Stefanini)
11 - House Concert - Ithaca, NY (w. Rafe Stfanini)
13 - Simply Red - Trumansburg, NY (w. Richie Stearns)
29 -Rongovian Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. Bob Potts)

July - '05
9 - Bluegrass on the Grass - Carlisle, PA
13 - Rongoviaqn Embassy - Trumansburg, NY (w. Up South)
21-24 - Grassroots Festival - Trumansburg, NY

August - '05
7-13 - Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp - Estes Park, CO

September - '05
10 - Close Hall Square Dance - Jacksonville, NY (w. UpSouth)
17 - Newfield Fiddler's Frolic - Newfield, NY (w. UpSouth)


October - '05
14-16 - Old Time Music Camp North - Groton, MA
20 - Square Dance - Rochester, NY (w. UpSouth)

 

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Mac and Doug Dorschug at Grassroots - 1994