MAC BENFORD (AND THE WOODSHED ALL-STARS)
- From Ithica, New York.
- Plays banjo in the traditional clawhammer style.
- 1967, moved to San Francisco and founded Dr. Humbead’s New Tranquility Stringband and Medicine Show.
- 1972, moved back to New York and founded the Highwoods String Band.
- 1979, formed a new band called Backwoods.
- 1990, formed the Woodshed Allstars, performing traditional string-band music with a driving bluegrass style.
- 1996, released Willow album (Rounder Records).
- Also plays with a group called Noah’s Arkestra, so called because there are two of every instrument in the band.