Ben Haggerty, (born June 18, 1983 in Seattle, Washington) better known by his stage name Macklemore (Mack-le-more), is an American artist. Macklemore works with Ryan Lewis (producer), Andrew Joslyn (violin), Owour Arunga (trumpet), Zach Fleury (drums, guitar, bass), and Noah Goldberg (piano). Macklemore has been popular in his hometown of Seattle since the beginning of his musical career at Garfield High School, often performing at the famous Capitol Hill Block Party. In 2008, 2009, and 2011, Macklemore performed at Bumbershoot, a major arts and music festival in Seattle. In 2011, he also performed at the Sasquatch Music Festival in the Washington gorge and at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, CA.
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