: I was privileged. I grew up in a family of musicians, an ideal living
environment for a kid like me. I got my first guitar when I was about
seven. It seems I played on my mother's (Ellen) guitar when I was
three years old. She showed me a few chords. My mom is an incredible
singer and acoustic guitar player. My father (Leonard), a luthier,
played percussion. My grandmother sang, played guitar and lap-dulcimer.
My mother's sister and my brothers also play music...
Ellen soon will release
an album in duet with Ben who will comprise compositions of Ben, of
Ellen and three covers : "Paradise" of John Precedes, "Tomorrow'
shas long Time" of Dylan and "Green Eyes" of Kate Wolf.
Ellen continues to work regularly in the Folk Music Center. I was likely to see her but she is somebody of closed enough on herself. It is thus difficult to speak with it.