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“Break”

As some of you know, I’ve been working up a bunch of new music lately, which ought to be making its way to you soon. This is one small piece from that pile, a song called “Break,” which my friend Max filmed me playing in his very cold studio one afternoon last month:

The new songs are all linked together, and the whole set is inspired by landscapes that shift and change abruptly and unpredictably: ice roads, estuaries, earthquake zones, floodplains, wandering rivers, and places like that. I’ve found that in situations where everything is upended and you find yourself desperately looking around for anything solid on which to plant your feet, it can be important to remember that the ground moves too. “Break” in particular is supposed to feel a little bit like having the floor pulled out from under you.

Again, I’ll have more about all this soon — I look forward to letting you hear the rest of this music and rambling about impermanent landscapes with you — but until then, please enjoy this first song.

While I’ve got you, here are some upcoming shows:

2/25 BRANDON, VT - Brandon Music, 7:30pm (tickets here)
2/28 COLEBROOK, NH - Tillotson Center, 7pm (tickets here)
3/1 CANAAN, VT - Canaan School, 12pm
3/10 BURLINGTON, VT - Radio Bean, 8pm
3/17 TAMWORTH, NH - Tamworth Lyceum, 7pm (tickets here)
3/18 FITZWILLIAM, NH - Fitzwilliam Inn, 7pm
3/23 MORRISTOWN, VT - River Arts, 6pm
3/24 WORCESTER, MA - House Concert
3/26 NEW YORK, NY - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1 (with Stephanie Jenkins), 8pm
3/29 CAMBRIDGE, MA – Lilypad, 7:30pm
4/6 NASHUA, NH - Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar, 8pm (supporting Ian Ethan Case // tickets here)
4/8 BURLINGTON, VT - Light Club Lamp Shop, 8pm

Hope you’re all doing okay out there. See you soon.
Ben

One Response

  1. Jude Valentine says:

    Just absolutely beautiful. I’ll try to attend your performance in Yarmouth, Maine. Thank you so very much for posting this–especially pertinent to now.

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