Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ben Larsen (of Crow and the Canyon)

About Ben Larsen (of Crow and the Canyon)

Ben Larsen (of Crow and the Canyon)

Ben Larsen, principal songwriter of Crow and the Canyon, vocalist, and guitar-and-mandolinist, is originally from Connecticut and came to Portland's Lewis and Clark College. There, he began studying jazz guitar, eventually shifting focus to classical mandolin, playing with several formidable acts after college, including Renegade Stringband, and Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band). "My last band, The Giraffe Dodgers, broke up just before everyone else moved to town in January, 2014," say Larsen. "I started playing with Austin as a duo, then Miles, and then finally Leigh, when she joined us for our first show as Crow and the Canyon in June of that year."