Today our guests are Ben Ruttenburg and Samantha Francis who make up the Chico acoustic duo, The Bidwells. Ruttenburg and Francis both have strong ties to the local theatre scene here in town and have known each other as performers since childhood, but it wasn’t until they began performing together in the local cover band Decades that a stronger friendship would develop. Shortly after Francis left the group in 2016, the two musicians began learning cover songs and writing their own originals as The Bidwells.
The Bidwells will perform at Farmstar Pizza in Chico on Tuesday, July 17th. You can also catch them as part of Small Town Big Sound, Chico’s annual songwriter showcase at the Sierra Nevada Big Room in September.