The Pines find comfort in rural and urban America.
Iowa natives Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt formed the band The Pines after a chance meeting in Arizona. The pair quickly relocated to Minneapolis, Minn., where the band is based today.
Ramsey says that he and Huckfelt were first drawn together by a love of regional music and the blues.
“We were obsessed with blues music and folk music,” Ramsey says of his early days with Huckfelt.
The move to Minneapolis exposed the pair to the music of St. Paul’s “Spider” John Koerner—who Ramsey calls “a huge influence."