Ben Kweller News and 2007 Tour Dates

benkweller.jpgHow does one singer draw comparisons to both the Beach Boys and Nirvana? How does he get labeled both folk and anti-folk? From the sound of Ben Kweller’s music, it seems that this gets accomplished by the way that he stays true to his heart and allows a range of influences to merge with life’s experiences to create ever-changing sounds. And it works; his song “Penny on the Train” was named one of Rolling Stones Top 100 songs of 2006.

Listen to it on Hype Machine or catch Ben live while he tours over the next couple of months.

Ben Kweller 2007 U.S. Tour Dates:

2/20 at House of Blues in San Diego, CA
2/21 at Wiltern in LA, CA
2/24 at Bricktown Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK
2/26 at Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, TX
2/27 at Beaumont Club in Kansas City, MO
2/28 at Gargoyle Club in St. Louis, MO
3/1 and 3/2 at Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL
3/3 at House of Blues in Cleveland, OH
3/4 at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY
3/5 at Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON, Canada
3/6 at Avalon in Boston, MA
3/8 and 3/9 at Webster Hall in NY, NY
3/10 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD
3/11 at Pearl Street in Northampton, MA

After that Ben heads overseas, but you can check out the updates on his website or MySpace.

Photo © Steve Hobson