That’s not to say that Ben Wilton planned his arrival in town around what would become one of the region’s major music festivals for the next few years. If anything, he seemed a little overwhelmed at just how many people were out on the streets on that chilly October night. Originally from New Jersey, Wilton had been “rambling” around the East Coast with his guitar for the previous three weeks, and was only planning on being in town for a few days.
As you might imagine, I spent most of the evening running from busking spot to busking spot, trying to capture as many songs and performers as possible. In retrospect, I do regret not getting another tune from Wilton, as this was the only time we’ve ever crossed paths.