The Ben Arnold Band in Residency at The Flash - Tuesdays in July

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The Ben Arnold Band in Residency at The Flash - Tuesdays in July

Hurricane Hoss

Tue, July 11, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Ben Arnold
Ben Arnold
Ben Arnold remains a fixture on the Philadelphia musical landscape for the better part of the last 25 years. Originally signed to Columbia Records in the 90's, Ben has since released many label supported and independent records. Always down for the challenge of re-invention and experimentation, you will see him constantly visiting far-flung points on the musical map. He has, for years been involved in collaborative projects such as 4 Way Street (Sanctuary/BMG), US Rails (Blue Rose/Europe), the Los Angeles based indie rock band Pistol For Ringo as well as David Uosikinnen's In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia. His most recent release "Lost Keys", confidently compiles the sounds of Philly Soul, Motown, Stax and a little street corner doo-wop into an energetic and live sounding song cycle of love, in all of it's destructive glory.

Although often touring in Europe, Ben has appeared multiple times on WXPN's World Cafe as well as NPR Mountain Stage, international TV and last winter on a two week tour with LIGHT OF DAY Europe featured with several of the best songwriters the US has to offer. Most recently, Ben has been busy putting the finish on a new American gospel inspired record entitled "Monday Morning Meltdown". With a crusty, curmudgeonly, but loving take on the world around, Ben Arnold continues to reveal more of himself. Always a different day, another mood and another view on the human condition. This is not an artist who has simply paid his dues. Ben Arnold is compelled to doing what he does, and does so with one of the most unique, if little known voices in music today.
Hurricane Hoss
Hurricane Hoss
"...honest-to-goodness country splendor anchored by fiddle playing and down-home vocal charm that endear immediately to even the lightest of fans of the genre...” inWilmington

“…catty, cool, authentic…smashing the sounds straight outta Nashville.” philadelphiaweekly

HURRICANE HOSS has blown through the juke joints and watering holes of America, the perfect example of a classical good-girl gone outlaw. She’s shot whiskey in the Midwestern Wilds, danced to zydeco in Louisiana, fallen in love in the Rockies, and two-stepped on top of broken hearts in Nashville. With fiddle, banjo, and guitar in tow, Hoss sings the stories of her travels and travails, as well as traditional songs of the American experience. Fans of Western Swing (ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, THE TIME JUMPERS) and vintage country (PATSY CLINE, GLEN CAMPBELL) will easily find a place for Hoss in their ears and hearts.

Hoss’s newest album, “Shoulda Said Nothin’”, showcases award-winning fiddle playing and songwriting, as well as members of her all-star band THE PERFECT STORM.The new album in it’s entirety takes listeners on a journey through the full gamut of emotions. Tongue-in-cheek ditties like “I Should Have Said Nothing” (penned by Ross Bellenoit) and “Down the Road” poke fun at former lovers and Hoss herself; “Modena” is a love song to a home after a life on the road; “Only Mistake” and “Rocksalt and Nails” (written by Utah Phillips) tell stories of betrayal and abandonment that speak to the sweetness of Hurricane Hoss, hiding under the veneer of a Country and Western superhero.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org