Ben Eldridge

The Birchmere Music Club


Ben Eldridge backstage with Bob at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.

Ben Eldridge has been an innovative banjo master for the better part of the past five decades. He was a founding member of the trailblazing and genre-bending bluegrass band The Seldom Scene. The band started accidentally in Ben's basement in the early 1970s - just a group of friends getting together for an occasional jam session. One thing led to another - one gig led to the next - band members came and went but the group and its music persevered.  Now Ben Eldridge has performed his last show with the group, a farewell concert surrounded by friends and family and former bandmates at The Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Virginia.