Beginning his mandolin career in the Carolinas and making his way up to New England via Washington D.C., Ben Pearce has played bluegrass mandolin all over the East Coast. Ben currently performs with Rhode Island’s Pegheads and Cambridge’s Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway. He is also the sole proprietor of the Outlier Workshop, where he toils day and night to create some of the best mandolins and flattop guitars available today. Don’t let his youthful appearance fool you! He knows a huge variety of tunes, songs and mandolin styles as a result of his careful study of many of the first and second-generation mandolin giants, as well as contemporary players.