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Friends. It's Ben. Today is the day that my new album The Walking in Between is released into the world. I'm so excited to share it with you, but more than anything, I'm genuinely thankful and humbled that you've lent my music a home in your ears/heart. I wish I could hang out with you while you listen, talk about the songs, see what you like and what you don't, drink some coffee or eat some ice cream. You know, just normal Tuesday stuff. But anyways, below is part of a bio that I wrote for the new website that I thought was a good guide for listening to the record. I hope it brings you a little joy and is a soundtrack for a little bit of your life. Thanks again. ALSO, before I forget...in celebration of the album release this week I'll be hosting a Livestream event on Wednesday, August 21st at 5PM EST. Basically, you can watch me play some songs live AND you'll be able to ask me questions that I'll answer in real time, which to me sounds like a pretty good time.

'In the past couple years, I’ve found myself spending more and more time on airplanes. I was thumbing through an airline magazine a few months ago and read an article that took the way I’d been feeling about making my new record, The Walking In Between, and put it (eloquently) on a page. A man who owns a distillery was talking about his craft and said, “In an age when everything is less than authentic, here today and gone tomorrow, we stay true to the craft. We are not a flash in the pan.” I hope you can feel a little bit of that sentiment in the songs and performances on the record. I hope you turn “Ordinary Love” and “Beautiful” up too loud and after the second or third listen understand and feel what about those words made me want to sing them. I hope “Sailboat” says something that you’ve felt deep down but haven’t been able to express clearly, and that you feel better knowing everybody feels that way sometimes. I hope you can close your eyes and see a timeless first dance under strings of big globe lights listening to both versions of "Forever Like That", and I hope you don’t hate me too much for being a little honest and a lot sarcastic in "Making Money" (which was actually one live take). I hope that you’ve loved someone long enough for “I Like You” to make sense and make you smile, and if you haven’t, I hope you just think it’s catchy. Most of all I hope you enjoy the record and that in some small way it becomes a part of your life. Thanks for reading this, and I hope I see you at a show sometime soon.'

If you haven't had a chance, you can purchase my new album on iTunes here.

Thanks for reading this,

Ben

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