Benjamin Wetherbee is an Old Time fiddler from Watertown, MA. He grew up immersed in traditional music through his mom, Ruth Rappaport, a guitar/piano player and singer, and his dad, Peter Wetherbee, a roots-rock guitar player and singer. He got his start learning violin in elementary school while his mom taught him the Old Time tunes he had grown up hearing at home. It wasn’t long before he became obsessed with playing Old Time fiddle music. In college, he studied traditional Irish music in Cork, Ireland with fiddler Connie O’Connell. His fiddling is inspired by traditional Appalachian music, northeastern Old Time music from Ithaca, Vermont, and Massachusetts, bluegrass, Cajun/Creole music, New England contra dance music, experimental music, and more. He is also a singer/songwriter, guitar player, poet, and artist. For more information check out https://www.