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Winship & Sneed at The Trap
November 17, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm | FREE
Winship & Sneed
Winter Opening Day – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Ben Winship has been performing at the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival since its inception – initially with Loose Ties and more recently with Brother Mule, Kane’s River and the Growling Old Men. A nationally recognized mandolin player, singer-songwriter and recording engineer, Ben plays bluegrass, swing, blues and old time and has taught workshops from Alaska and Canada to West Virginia and Europe.
A mandolinist and musical historian, Thomas Sneed has performed at numerous musical festivals and venues including the Grand Old Opry, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest, the Kennedy Center and the “Down From the Mountain Tour,” which featured music from the movie “Oh Brother Where Art Thou.” His mandolin playing was featured in the motion picture “Cold Mountain.” He has worked with the Center for Appalachian Studies in Tennessee collecting oral histories with musicians. Thomas has degrees in Environmental Studies and Wilderness Studies from the University of Montana. He enjoys exploring wilderness with his mandolin and telemark skiing and spent many years leading expeditions in southern Utah and the Northern Rockies in addition to exploring many third world counties.