David Benedict

Originally from Clemson, SC, mandolinist David Benedict is quickly becoming a notable figure in the acoustic music scene. After graduating with a mandolin music performance degree and spending a stint in Nashville touring and recording with bass player Missy Raines, David made the move to Boston to join Mile Twelve. During this time, David founded the acclaimed weekly video series Mandolin Mondays hosted on the Mandolin Cafe. He also received the 2018 IBMA Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year. His recent solo album The Golden Angle demonstrates his ability to integrate seamlessly with the high-caliber company he keeps, including Grammy-winning artists Stuart Duncan, David Grier, and others. Julian Lage notes, “David is one of the most inspiring lights on the creative acoustic music scene today. A talented player and composer who is paving the way for new and exciting music! I can’t wait to see where he takes us!”