NEW RELEASE: ‘PUT THAT PHONE AWAY’ An anti-anthem of today’s digital age, an up-tempo, country-rock, and very danceable song, with inspired guitar solos and lyrics that teach a lesson while also making you smile.

 “…a hybrid blend of traditional country, rockabilly, blues and folk, often drawing from the driving energy of Chuck Berry rock-n-roll and the intensity of Hank Williams country.” – Fred Perry

 “Ben Rounds’ self-titled solo album reveals country music odes to blue collar America, dogs, and groupies with killer guitar licks, harmonica, dancing tunes and sensitive spot-on love songs.” – Dina Kaliko

The Show Must Go On

Since March 13, 2020 Ben performs every Friday evening at 8pm via Facebook Live Streaming. The show is free and all about sharing music with his loyal fan base all over the country. Catch his show here on Facebook!

Working Musician

Ben Rounds is a local working musician and independent recording artist well known in the Catskill/Hudson Valley region as the lead guitarist/vocalist in such bands as The Famous Lees of Krumville, Thunder Ridge, and the Ben Rounds Band. Learning to play guitar at age 15, he began writing songs shortly after. Ben is a storyteller and his songs are approachable and relatable, carrying the trademark Americana sound that blends country, rockabilly and blues. He finds inspiration in the greats like Buck Owens and Hank Williams.

In 2014 Ben began his solo career with his self-titled album debut and released the second album, On The Jukebox, the following year. Both albums treated fans to his warm and gritty sound and addictive melodies that set the stage for compelling lyrics. His latest project was the recording and release of a new single that lightheartedly addresses how tech has taken over our lives. Entitled “Put That Phone Away” this will ironically be Ben’s first track available for digital distribution.

Ben was host of one of the longest running Open Mics in the area, every Tuesday night at the Emerson in Mt. Tremper, NY until the start of the pandemic. He currently live-streams a show every Friday on Facebook, and can now be found playing local bars or farmer’s markets in Upstate New York.

An Interview with Ben on Pawling Public Radio

Ben tells the story of how music became an integral part of his life, plays some original tunes, and discusses the inspiration behind his songwriting.