Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hello  Friends,

Yes I know, it has once again been ages since I have posted one of these things. Rest assured I have been busy throwing down the FUNK just like I always do! This past weekend was INSANE!! I was at THE LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL once again this year, just like I had been for the last three years. This time I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with JEN KEARNEY, THE RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND and most amazingly the triumphant return of COTTON MOUTH. At certain points during the evening it kind of felt like a 90s flashback for all those of us who attended U MASS LOWELL back then! Then after taking a crazy detour through New Jersey (I really shouldn't drive when I'm tired! lol) I played a gig down at KUN FU NECKTIE in Philadelphia along with headlining act KAREEM. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting the lovely host, Philly's own BARBARA SHAREE who absolutely STUNNED the crowd with her amazing voice! We had a chance to chat after the show, and she actually gave me a lot of great advice about the industry and the Philadelphia scene. Thanks so much Barbara!!

The winds of change are blowing for me on a personal level as I prepare to kick my career into overdrive. Lots of things to consider as I am working on finally completing my full length album, start working on a new one, and also I am constantly writing new material. There may be some more singles coming soon - if I can manage this juggling act! I am not exactly sure what the next chapter of my life will bring, but that's all part of the adventure. Isn't it?

If you are in the NEW YORK CITY area you should come check out the band and I THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 5th at WICKED WILLY'S on Bleeker Street. This might be the last show I have booked for a while, so you should definitely make a point of coming down and saying hello! Hope to see you all there - enjoy the rest of your summer and stay FUNKY people!!

Big Ben