SINGER | SONGWRITER | INDEPENDENT RECORDING ARTIST
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 is also host of one of the longest running Open Mics in the area, now in its 8th year, every Tuesday night at the Emerson in Mt. Tremper, NY. For more on Ben, how to purchase his music and upcoming show schedule, please visit BenRounds.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
“…a voice like home-made maple syrup, warm and gritty, leaving you wanting just one more song.” – MountainGirl
Below is a Pawling Public Radio interview.
VISIT THE UPCOMING SHOWS PAGE FOR BEN’S SOLO AND BEN ROUNDS BAND SCHEDULE
TO BOOK A SHOW OR PURCHASE AN ALBUM, CONTACT BEN. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSIC!
Email: RoundsBen@aol.com Phone: 845.657.2871
CHECK OUT Ben’s Latest Videos Here.