I’m a keyboardist and founding member of the music collective Pet Fangs born and raised in the equally beautiful and mysterious region of South Louisiana. Over the years I’ve been extremely fortunate to travel the world playing music with some of rock n’ roll’s most revered artists.
Currently I find happiness working in the studio with musicians interested in creativity, authenticity and sonic experimentation. I work as a session musician and a producer in my home studio and studios around the country. I’m often in Nashville, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Joshua Tree and am available to travel.
I started my career working with 6-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Dr. John (Mac Rebennack). I was 22 years old and green as hell when I auditioned - but Mac took me in, and allowed me the great pleasure of playing Hammond Organ along side of him and the band for the next two years. I’m grateful for the life and musical lessons learned in that band. During that time Mac gave me my nickname T’Ben. I carry with me the importance of tradition, a deep love for the South Louisiana culture, landscape and wetlands, and a regard for what it means to be a musician, but most importantly a human.
Following that time I spent several years on the road playing keys with Grace Potter (Magical Midnight Roadshow Tour), and on occasion, as a multi-instrumentalist covering guitar, bass and drums. My touring years also included time with Ryan Adams (Prisoner World Tour), Sean McConnell, Better Than Ezra, Marc Broussard, Betty Who and I’m presently on the road with Jenny Lewis.