SINGER | SONGWRITER | INDEPENDENT RECORDING ARTIST
‘The Show Must Go On’
Ben performs LIVE every Friday evening at 8pm via Facebook Live Streaming. Catch his show here on Facebook!
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. While the third album is still in production, his current project is a new single that lightheartedly addresses how tech has take over our lives. Entitled “Put That Phone Away” this will ironically be Ben’s first digital release.
Ben was host of one of the longest running Open Mics in the area, every Tuesday night at the Emerson in Mt. Tremper, NY. The Open Mic Social Hour is now being hosted via Zoom on Tuesday Nights at 7pm. For information on how to join the Open Mic Zoom meeting, go to the Open Mic Night With Ben Rounds FB Group or email Rebecca@CatskillMedia.com.
Fans are saying:
“…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
Below is a Pawling Public Radio interview.
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