Benj Rowland (Peterborough Folk Festival)

Benj Rowland is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and folk musician based in Peterborough, Ontario.

Best known as the creative force behind the band ,Mayhemingways. Benj has spent the last 15 years playing music around Canada and occasionally other places in the world.

Benj’s first solo album, Community Garden, produced by Joel Plaskett, and recorded at New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth NS, will be out in 2021.  “Accident” is the first song on the new album.

The Peterborough Folk Festival began in 1989 as a one-time afternoon series of concerts and has since grown into a four-day event in the third week-end of August. Priding itself as a volunteer managed and operated festival, it serves the Peterborough and surrounding communities with year-round concerts and events in multiple performance venues.  The Peterborough Folk Festival is considered the best free folk festival in Canada!

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