Mac Benford, a local banjo player who made his name with the iconic Highwoods String Band, passed away on Saturday, February 15th at the age of 79.

In November 2019, WRFI’s Felix Teitelbaum sat down with the Highwoods star to speak about his longtime music career. A feature documentary which screened locally in November about Highwoods is available for viewing here.

This feature also aired in November 2019 Off the Couch on WRFI. Off the Couch hosts conversations on creative culture in your community with Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill, every Friday at 5pm.

Photo: Ithaca Records
Photo: Ithaca Records