MISTER G - Iron Horse Benefit Show (Free w/ Donation)

The Iron Horse (18 Center St., Northampton, MA)


MISTER G - Iron Horse Benefit Show (Free w/ Donation) at The Iron Horse on Sunday, May 26 2024

Come Early for the Instrument Petting Zoo: 10–10:40 am

Show: 11 am–12 pm

Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G), is a Latin Grammy Award winning artist and author. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, he was originally dubbed MISTER G by his young students while pursuing his Master of Education degree. His dynamic, interactive, bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections.

MISTER G has released 14 albums of original, multicultural music and received numerous accolades including a Latin GRAMMY Award and five Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. He tours internationally headlining performing arts centers, festivals, and theaters, and his concerts weave together a wide variety of musical styles and languages.

As an author, Ben has published four picture books with Penguin Random House all of which are based on his original songs. A formal partner of the United States Forest Service, many of Ben’s songs and stories have environmental themes.

Stages Theater Company in Minneapolis has commissioned Ben to adapt his bilingual book, Señorita Mariposa, to become a play which will also feature his original music. The production will premiere in September 2024.

A graduate of Amherst College and the recipient of the first songwriting scholarship awarded by Berklee College of Music, Ben created a curriculum that incorporates songwriting as a learning tool for his Masters thesis at Smith College. Whether writing in English, Spanish or Hebrew, Ben uses songs and stories as a unifying tool to build bridges between cultures and people.