The Best in Acoustic Music Performance

It's About Time

John Hoffman & Mac Benford


It's About Time features John Hoffmann and Mac Benford, two powerful musicians in their first recording together. On 22 tracks, John and Mac demonstrate their versatility, with fiddle-banjo duets, banjo-guitar duets, twin banjo tunes, ballads and hot old-time fiddle tunes. Joining Mac and John on three tracks is Randi Beckmann. This trio forms the hot dance band UpSouth. Another trio configuration featured on this album is The Haywire Gang, which includes John, Mac and Paula Bradley (guitar, banjo uke & vocals). The Haywire Gang is featured on nine tracks.

It's About Time marks the debut recording for John Hoffmann who has been playing banjo, fiddle and singing at old-time music festivals, concerts and dances for many years. John has been one of old-time music's hidden gems. On the other hand, Mac Benford has long been an old-time music All-Star. He was a key member of such seminal bands as Fat City Stringband, Highwoods Stringband, The Backwoods Band, and the Woodshed AllStars.

It's About Time that these two talented musicians, who have been playing and performing music together for over 25 years, have a recording that brings their musical voice to fans of American roots music.

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