Hutch & Scuff + Ben & Joe

Location: R.A. Fountain

Four young old-time pickers who hail from the Seattle and Portland areas. Also billed as Hutch and Scuff and Ben and Joe, the quartet played stomps and rags and other early Americana on traditional instruments, including banjo, fiddle, guitar, and washboard.

David Hutchins and Scuff Acuff were big hits when they played here last spring with Swedish blues guitarist Shoutin’ Red. They were in Fountain again because of local musician Lightnin’ Wells, who has taught both of them in blues classes at the Port Townsend, Washington, blues week.

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, who also perform in Dom Flemons’ trio, made their Fountain debut a memorable one for us all.

Tags: acoustic Americana, alt-Americana, bluegrass, country, eclectic, folk, gospel, old-time, original, ragtime