1. Traveling Musician and Composer Ben Cosgrove - Bearings Album Big Blend Radio 1:06:58

Traveling musician and composer Ben Cosgrove returns to Big Blend Radio’s 1st Friday “Toast to The Arts & Parks” Show with the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) to talk about his recent travels, artist residency experiences, and beautiful new album “Bearings.”

Cosgrove’s new album “Bearings” represents the latest chapter in a career that to date has included solo performances in 49 states (all but Delaware), as well as artist residencies and collaborations with Acadia, Isle Royale, Glacier, and Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Parks (NPAF), White Mountain National Forest, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Chulengo Expeditions, the New England National Scenic Trail, and NASA. To write the new record, Cosgrove relied on a novel and improvisation-focused compositional style that aimed to reflect the real experience of learning topographical space through movement.


Keep up with Ben at https://www.bencosgrove.com/ 

Check out Ben’s previous Big Blend Radio while he was the NPAF artist-in-residence in Hawai’i National Park: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/composer-ben-cosgrove-in-hawaii-volcanoes-national-park/


Learn more about the National Parks Arts Foundation’s unique artist residency programs in parks across the country at https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/ 

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We are Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, hosts of Big Blend Radio, full-time travelers on the Love Your Parks Tour where we document parks and public lands across the country. Being digital nomads we also pet sit on our travels, and we love it!