Blog.

First post.

Photo by Nathan Rocky. 

Photo by Nathan Rocky

Hello all! I'm Ben, welcome to my brand new blog. For the last 3 years I've been on the road playing and recording with different bands. I've traveled near and far with the job of taking people out of their daily woes for at least a few hours, and provide them with some good music. Over the years I've lived in New Orleans, Boston, New York City, and finally I've found myself settling down -just a little- in Nashville. I have been on tour providing keys for Dr. John, Better Than Ezra, Jamie Lidell, Betty Who, Kristin Diable, and I'm currently providing keys and guitar for Grace Potter.

On stage with Dr. John at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain. 2014. 

On stage with Dr. John at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain. 2014. 

Bomb Shelter Studios, Nashville. Recording with Bjorn & The Sun.

Bomb Shelter Studios, Nashville. Recording with Bjorn & The Sun.

From here I will be leaving updates of my life on the road. What's exiting me lately is the opportunity to write my very own album, and I'm itching to get started. After purchasing a few mobile recording devices, I will be doing the majority of this while on the road with Grace Potter this fall. When my demos are ready, I'll head to the studio to record it with some good friends of mine. Along the way I will be sharing my experiences of the people, places, and styles I see. 

 

Pre show at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 with Kristin Diable. 

Pre show at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 with Kristin Diable. 

Yes, I included "styles" and allow me to explain! Most people know me as a musician, but the past 5 years I have taken note of the distinctive link that the world of music has always had with the world of fashion. When I think back about myself, I've realized that I've always been a rocker kid, always dressed like one, and always payed close attention to what musicians were wearing over the years and how it fed into their musical and stage aesthetic. I'm going to link this into my blog from the road, and I'll share some of my favorite ways to blend vintage and new styles together. I'll also be sharing pictures of some of my favorite fashion-y musician friends from the road too. One of my favorite things about touring is the stage wardrobe (and I always like to keep the off-stage wardrobe fun too.) So, within these posts expect to see and read about fashion of all kinds.

See y'all out there!

-Ben