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Blending a lifelong passion for music with his unique perspectives on life, love, politics, and nature, Ben’s music is seasoned with flavors of Jackson Browne and The Beatles, and echoes of Brubeck and Mose Allison. Clear vocals backed by keyboard and guitar highlight his live performances. Ben has played with many well-known area musicians including Ted DeMille, Chris Moore, Magic 8 Ball, Leopard Girls, Jenny Lou Drew, and Jud Caswell. He has recorded nine original albums, and his latest effort, Shelter in a Quiet Place is now available at bandcamp, spotify, and your favorite streaming services.

previous shows

⚫ Katahdin Woods and Waters annual celebration with Magic 8 Ball - North Woods, Maine

⚫ Frontier with Magic 8 Ball - Brunswick, Maine

⚫ St. Lawrence Arts Center with Magic 8 Ball - Portland, Maine

⚫ Blue with Jud Caswell - Portland, Maine

⚫ New Paint release @ Theater Project - Brunswick, Maine

⚫ Songwriters On Stage - Frontier, Brunswick

⚫ Blue with Jenny Lou Drew - Portland, Maine

⚫ Bath Heritage Days - Bath, Maine

⚫ Songwriters in the Round - Frontier, Brunswick

⚫ Ossipee Music Festival - Maine Songwriters

⚫ Chocolate Church with Ted DeMille and Tim Rice

⚫ The Brunswick Inn Tunes & treats

⚫ Theater Project Winter Cabaret, musician

⚫ Bowdoinham Artisans’ Festival

⚫ Featured Artist, Lion’s Pride, Brunswick

⚫ Bowdoinham 250th Celebration

⚫ Bath TV Songwriter's Showcase

⚫ Chocolate Church, Natives concerts


"You would not guess from Ben’s gentle voice and pleasing harmonic progressions the intensity of emotions and social commentary embodied in his lyrics. New Paint is full of such surprises, delivered in flawless musical packaging."
- peter alexander, coastal journal

"Ben provides us with a sparse and intimate look at songwriting with his new album, New Paint. The songs vary in color from the folk revival movement of the 60’s, the subdued funk of Bill Withers, and the bleak and openheartedness of Joni Mitchell, while still retaining moments of laughter and lightness. A true and honest songwriter in the craftsmanship of songwriting."
- sean morin, fontier program director


"In Tune" on MPBN
- sarah willis

"Music from 207" on WCLZ
- aimsel ponti

"Greetings From Area Code 207" on WBLM radio
- charlie gaylord