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Ben Hartlage has been performing and promoting roots music in the local area for nearly 25 years. He has had the honor of opening for acts such as The Blind Boys of Alabama, David Lindley, and Jake Shimabakuru and was the first promoter to bring Old Crow Medicine Show to Pittsburgh. Ben has an extensive repertoire and has been known to pull 8-hour campfire shifts covering broad range of genres from blues, old-time, bluegrass, country, jugband, and early jazz in addition to contemporary genres and styles. He performs locally with a 5-piece acoustic band, The Turpentiners. “Find upcoming performance dates at”