Ben’s publicist reached out to me a while back when he was in Vancouver with Lionel Ritchie. She connected the two of us which lead to this interview. It was fascinating hearing Ben’s story of how he got the gig playing with Lionel Ritchie, Brittany Spears, Christina Aguilera, John Fogerty, Tony Braxton, Don Felder and many more. I will hint that it had something to do with playing all the open mics and jam nights in NYC. Equally as interesting is hearing about how he is pursuing a parallel solo career as an independent artist.
We talk about how he got into music, the importance of practicing, getting the right type of support, persistence, playing out, remembering your beginnings, attitude, personality, learning the hits and how it has affected his personal career, as well as life on the road and his new album.
This is an interview that a lot of you that are working hard to get the big break you’ve been waiting for will find inspiring and insightful.
This episode was edited by Andy Warren of www.applesandchocolate.com
Music Specialist. Creative Collaborator. Author. Musicpreneur.
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