Stephanie Jenkins grew up in a musical family in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She started playing old-time banjo at 16 and has been playing American traditional music ever since. Her love for old-time music grew in Ithaca, where she studied ethnomusicology at Cornell University, and steeped herself in the music scene, playing with local banjo legend Richie Stearns, and with her old-time duo The Pearly Snaps. Now a Brooklynite, Steph works as an producer and archival researcher with Ken Burns. She plays banjo with The Calamity Janes, and writes the occasional song.
Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer/performer with an overwhelming obsession with geography. He writes captivating and exhilarating instrumental music about landscape and place and has performed it in 47 states. Ben is currently the artist-in-residence at White Mountain National Forest.