Monday, July 19, 2010

Denver Post Underground Music Showcase Featured Artist

UMS starts this Thursday. Have you bought your wristband yet? Still looking for a reason to go? There are 315 reasons to go, but I am going to showcase only a few of the artists the next couple of days. Today's band is The New Ben Franklins

What kind of music are they? New Ben Franklins are an alt-country band that have strong influences from the outlaw country sounds of Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash.

Why should you see them? Whether they are doing a cover of Long Black Veil, a song dedicated to David DeVoe's mother, or music about being miserable, they will have you dancing for the entire set.

What makes New Ben Franklin's stand out over other bands? Tom Oberheide's amazing Steel Guitar and Banjo skills. Tom brings a uniqueness to the New Ben Franklins that cannot be matched by any other alt-country band on the scene. He wails on the steel guitar. I am a huge fan of his playing style.

Do they have merch to buy? You can pick up the latest CD "Stealing Your Happy" as well as Tshirts and hoodies.

When are they playing? They play at the Skylark on Sunday at 4pm. Get your wristband now at for only $30

No comments:

Post a Comment