Bill Crofut learned to play the banjo from one of the best; when he organized a 1954 Pete Seeger benefit concert at Allegheny College, the folksinger taught him to play the banjo. Crofut's interests in folk led him to British baritone Benjamin Luxon, and the duo began to record intriguing albums which compared British and American folk songs. Two Gentlemen Folk appeared on Telarc in January 1988, while ...Sing Folk Songs at Tanglewood was released the following year.
Both Crofut and Luxon have recorded many other albums separately. Luxon's solo albums include Beautiful Dreamer (1990), Ticket to Heaven (1990), Dance to Your Daddy, and On Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, Crofut has recorded over 20 albums encompassing his interests in folk and jazz in addition to collections of African and Asian music and classical collaborations with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper. He has appeared as a soloist with many major orchestras around the world, and has written two books: The Moon on the One Hand and Troubadour.