Latest Benjamin Booker Articles
Watch the most recent episode of ‘Austin City Limits’ featuring The Head & The Heart and Benjamin Booker.
RecommNeds keeps it simple for a rocking holiday weekend with profiles of recent releases from EDJ, Benjamin Booker and Pete Molinari.
Jeffrey Greenblatt shares his thoughts along with Kevin Felix’s photos from this summer’s Newport Folk Festival.
Donovan Farley shares his take, along with Ryan Myers’ photos, from this year’s Shaky Knees Music Festival.
About Benjamin Booker
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’ tour, a huge break for someone who started pursuing music just a few years ago. He originally moved to NOLA to work for a non-profit, but after trying his hand at writing a few songs and playing a couple shows, things quickly snowballed. He recorded his first EP on his sister’s laptop, using a guitar he borrowed from a friend. Barely a year later his fans include Jack White and Courtney Barnett, with whom he just wrapped another tour. He also toured with Drive-By Truckers and Hurray for the Riff–Raff earlier this year, and will be appearing at a host of festivals this summer including Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, and Austin City Limits
NME called him “rough and loud and harsh with that all-American whiskey/cigarette/flu type of hoarseness…and his proficiency on the guitar hints at someone who’s been playing the instrument for most of his 20-odd years.”
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard added dates to her 2020 tour in support of her debut solo album, ‘Jaime.’
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will bring the Trey Anastasio Band on the road for a nine-show tour in late-May and early-June that includes a date with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit.
The String Cheese Incident added a pair of multi-night runs to their 2020 summer tour.
Neil Young said “anything is possible” when it comes to a CSNY reunion and noted he doesn’t plan to tour in 2020.
The Wood Brothers added seven shows to their 2020 spring tour in support of ‘Kingdom In My Mind.’