ben collier is a pennsylvania farm hand who enjoys recording classic american style dancing tunes and folk laments in his off hours. all of the music on the rustic set presented on 'reels, rags and relics' was recorded on reel-to-reel tape or cassette and performed almost entirely by ben.
listening to it, i can imagine folks 200 years ago dancing on wooden or dirt barn floors, barefoot or in hobnailed boots, arm in arm with new loves, drunk on moonshine, all up and down some half dreamed, sightly psychedelic appalachian america. ben has a real touch for making some high quality, lo-fidelity folk tunes.
i highly recommend grabbing it for free right here.