Ben Larsen has been a fixture on the Portland music scene for nearly a decade. Raised in New England and Jakarta, Indonesia, he moved to Portland in 2006 to attend Lewis and Clark College where he studied jazz guitar. After two years studying jazz, he shifted his focus to the mandolin, concentrating on Bach violin sonatas and the choro music of Brazil's early 20th century. After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in mandolin performance, Larsen began make a place for himself in the local folk, americana and bluegrass scene as a singer- songwriter and multi instrumentalist. Past projects include Renegade Stringband, Giraffe Dodgers and Crow and the Canyon.
Larsen can be seen playing solo and with Ben Larsen Band.