Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Benjamin Booker

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker is an artist with a conscience and an unmistakable punk attitude. His latest record, Witness, tackles racism in America and poses the question, “"Am I going to be a Witness?" and in today's world, "Is that enough?" He writes music that matters, and blends his rock, punk and blues influences into a heady, ferocious playing and singing style. He’s enchanted the critics and fans with remarkable appearances on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, KEXP, SXSW, and has a sound that SPIN magazine called, “bright, furious, explosive garage rock.” It’s easy to see why Jack White invited the soft-spoken guitarist to open for him on the road a couple years ago. Makes sense – the first record Benjamin ever bought was The White Stripes’ Elephant, when he was 13. It made a mark on his style. You will hear it in songs like “Violent Shiver.” And it will rock you.

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