Late for the Train

Late for the Train is an indie-folk string band rooted in American folk and bluegrass music. Infused with the honest depth of the coastal redwood forests and the heartfelt community of the North Bay Area, the quartet provides a playful and poignant musical experience that uplifts the spirit and rouses the soul.

Travel back to a time of hearthside storytelling with these California natives, reveling in the rich traditions of Americana, bluegrass, folk, and Celtic music. Their dynamic songwriting is inspired by influences such as Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Watchhouse, Mipso, and Nickel Creek.

The ensemble consists of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists David Pascoe (guitar), Laura Benson (fiddle), Thom Beneduci (stand-up bass), and Bud Dillard (mandolin). The quartet’s skillful craftsmanship meets tender harmonies and potent lyrics that grapple with all the wonder, contradiction, and truth of living in the modern age. Their debut album,Plant It or Build It, was released on September 4th, 2020, with a forthcoming album set for release in late 2023.

“Late for the Train are accomplished musicians individually but together it’s a magical folk ensemble of visual storytelling paired with beautiful and well-crafted harmonies." -Divine Rebel Music

“Besides their obvious musical talent, Late for the Train delivers an engaging live performance and soulful content of music. Their sound is authentic and welcoming; you can’t help but enjoy yourself.” -Another Family Affair

Home Base: San Francisco