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Born in Michigan, bred in Texas, home in Czech Republic: Benjamin Lovett is an innovative improviser and cross-genre violinist. He studied and performed with Austin-based violist, composer and improviser, Stephanie Phillips. At age 19, he moved to Ireland where he devoted himself to the music of the Emerald Isle, partaking in regular pub sessions and learning from players who live and breathe the tradition. After traveling and busking around Europe, he settled down in the Czech Republic. It was here he met Belgian singer-songwriter, Benjamin Winance, whose rough-edged, understated voice and chanson-style singing inspired him to explore new sonic realms on his instrument. The two Bens joined forces and together conducted several international projects they called Klenovice (a trilingual play on words: at once a kind of Franco-Flemish conglomerate - "kleno-vice" - and the name of the village where Winance lived) which culminated in an impromptu studio session and an eight track demo. In 2013, Benjamin began performing regularly with poet, song-writer and two-time Czech Angel (the Czech ?Grammy?) award winner, Ji? Smr?, and will be featured on his upcoming album. He has shared the stage with critically acclaimed bassist and composer, Tom? Li?ka, and Oscar winner and Grammy nominated Glen Hansard.