From the woods to the world.
From the deep mountain valleys of the north Okanagan comes the rhythmic chunk of a mandolin, riding the percussive rush of a ringing acoustic guitar. With the crisp, driving melody of his fiddle roaring across the bedrock, Ben Beveridge is cutting new channels through the granite of modern traditional music.
“…an easy, natural dexterity, and sophisticated musical talent.”
Steven Ross Smith (from the book Celebrating Saskatchewan Artists)
“…one of Canada’s most talented Western musicians.”
Hugh McLennan, Spirit of the West (from Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine)
“…plays with a stirring gentleness.”
Drew McAdam, Edinburgh Evening News, Edinburgh Scotland
Craig Learmont, Muzikhaus
“…the velvety voice of Ben Beveridge is a balm to the thirsty ear.”
“…insightfully gifted music, and plays for the heart.”
Victor Lethbridge, Tatanka Recording Studios
Composer / Producer / Musician / Engineer / Singer / Songwriter
Two time Saskatchewan Grand Fiddling Champion
Perennial invitational competitor to the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships
Multiple SCMA Nominee – Producer, Fiddle Player, and Specialty Instrument of the Year
Accredited FACTOR Juror
Recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Celebration of the Arts Pin
Ben has twice been named the Saskatchewan Grand Champion Fiddle Player, is a perennial competitor at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship, and in 2005 was an inaugural recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Celebration of the Arts Pin, in recognition of a significant contribution to the arts in Saskatchewan.
Ben has been playing in bands since he was thirteen. A classically trained musician, he has played with a wide variety of groups. In addition to his stage work, Ben’s skill as a studio musician is widely regarded and has been utilized by many other recording artists. Ben has released three albums “Serves Me Right”, “the Parlour Sessions” and “The Way It Is”.
His virtuosity on the violin is well known… but Ben also plays the guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, steel guitar, as well as writing and arranging music. After being featured in the spotlight internationally, Ben continues to work with some of the best performers in the business. He is an award winning record producer and is has an exceptional talent for drawing the best out of an artist.
Combine strong original compositions as well as his ability to deliver outstanding vocals, terrific instrumentation and the experience this young man has gained, and you will truly see, one of Canada’s finest acoustic musicians.”