With an intense, absorbing baritone, and evocative fingerpicked melodies that grip and engage, Ari Hest is a troubadour of unbridled power. Hest’s folk ruminations are heartfelt and sincere with an inviting plainspoken universality. Blending classic folk honesty and melody with strings and drums, his compositions swirl and dance in listeners’ ears. Over the past 15 years, Hest has released more than 9 albums, including a Grammy nominated collaboration with legendary folk singer Judy Collins. His latest album, Natural, showcases Hest’s breathtaking voice while delving into a musical exploration of piano and strings. His music has been featured in TV shows such as Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill.