On August 19, Benjamin Booker released his self-titled debut – a heavy blues-rock record stacked with soaring sing-along choruses, machine-gun paced anthems and plenty of gritty guitar riffs. The 24-year old moved to New Orleans from Tampa a couple years ago where he worked in a record store, falling in love with hardcore bands like The Germs and
Black Flag before getting into blues greats like Blind Willie Johnson. Both styles can be heard in his music.
Booker was recently handpicked by Jack White as an opener for White’s ‘Lazaretto’...