Passionate and emotive signer Ben Bedford brings his historic and thought-provoking songs to Twickfolk tonight.

The American singer returns to TwickFolk, which will be held at the Lovers Light Gallery, following his visit in March 2010.

He sings about a variety of subjects including America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles.

Often drawing on history, Bedford’s songs have a strong sense of time and place.

He sings about homelessness and such subjects as the triumphs of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, and the lives of people caught up in the American Civil War.

TwickFolk’s Gerry Evans says: “We’ve been hoping to do something in conjunction with the Lovers Lights Gallery for quite some time.

"Janis Haves is herself an accomplished singer and songwriter who has performed at Twickfolk several times over the years.

"Ben Bedford’s visit provides the ideal opportunity to jointly stage an unplugged and intimate concert at Janis’s gallery.”

Ben Bedford; Twickfolk, Lovers Lights Gallery, 64 the Green, Twickenham; April 28, 8pm; £8 adv, £10 on door; for more information and to book tickets, visit, or email Gerry Evans at twickfolk@bt