Wednesday, July 30, 2008
We first met Ben at Chessvolt Studios last year. A mutual friend sent him our way. He came and sat on a stool in the middle of the tracking room with his guitar, prepared with about 20 songs to sing and play, just in case.
"How many songs do you have?" Peter asked. "Alot more," Ben confessed.
After the first couple, we were intrigued.
Here's a bit of what came out of our first session with Ben.
Bearing striking similarities to Elliot Smith, some of Ben's songs are edgy, like a punk Jack Johnson who might go off if nudged only a little further. The songs are melodic and infectious, naive sounding yet lyrically profound.
It Was Over
This One Does