benkweller.jpgHow does one singer draw comparisons to both the and ? How does he get labeled both folk and anti-folk? From the sound of ’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.

2007 U.S. :

2/20 at 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,
2/27 at Beaumont Club in City, MO
2/28 at Gargoyle Club in , MO
3/1 and 3/2 at Vic Theatre in , IL
3/3 at in Cleveland, OH
3/4 at Water Street Hall in Rochester, NY
3/5 at Concert Theatre in , ON, Canada
3/6 at Avalon in Boston, MA
3/8 and 3/9 at 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

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