Listen to Ben Rounds live in the “Mostly Folk” studios with Artie Martello.
Ben goes in-depth regarding his music career, life as a now full-time musician, and where he finds his inspiration. Listen to a previously un-recorded brand new song, “I Like Bernie Sanders”, as well as several cuts of his two albums “Ben Rounds” and “On The Jukebox”.
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2016 JANUARY | FEBRUARY PUBLIC SHOWS | BEN ROUNDS BAND
Every Tuesday, 7 pm – Open Mic at the Woodnotes Grille in Mr. Tremper, NY (Solo)
Saturday January 9, 8pm-12 Ike’s Tavern, Hunter NY
Saturday January 16, 7:30pm-10:30 Pine Hill Arms, Pine Hill, NY
Friday January 22, 7pm-9 Nina’s Italian Grille, Sherburne, Pine Hill, NY
Saturday January 30, 7:30pm-10:30 Pine Hill Arms, NY
Sunday February 7, 11pm-3 Crazy River Cafe, Margaretville, NY (Humane Society Benefit)
Saturday February 10, 8pm-12 Ikes’s Tavern, Hunter, NY
Saturday February 27, 7:30pm-10:30 Uncle Willy’s Inc. Kingston, NY
SINGER | SONGWRITER | INDEPENDENT RECORDING ARTIST
At age 15, Ben started his career in music, joining his 1st garage band. As a weekend warrior, he was the lead guitar/vocal in many bands over the years, including The Famous Lees of Krumville, Thunder Ridge and the Ben Rounds Band. In 2011, Ben started living the dream as a successful full-time working musician. In January of 2014, Ben began his solo career, averaging at least 15 public and private shows a month. Eight months later, he released his long awaited debut album, self-titled “Ben Rounds”.
Every song on both albums were written/co-written and composed by Ben Rounds. Ben is a veteran song-writer of 35 years, his songs are “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” as described by Fred Perry. To quote the review of his debut album by Dina Kaliko, “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.”
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