After initially honing his skills busking the city streets of Melbourne, guitarist and songwriter Ben J. Carter moved on to playing his unique brand of acoustic Blues and Folk to venues and festivals across Victoria. Ben's one man band approach to live shows is always energetic combining foot drums with slide guitar and vocals.
His reinterpretation of old time country blues aims to pay tribute to iconic bluesman of a bygone era such as Skip James, Fred Mcdowell and Robert Johnson, as well as providing a swag of original folk songs influenced from the likes of Nick Drake and Kelly Joe Phelps.
Ben`s debut album “These Winters they howl” was released in August 2017. The album conveys his mastery of finger picking guitar with songs of loss, regret and new beginnings sung with well tempered harmonies. The album features the combined respective talents of Anita Quayle (cello), Hannah Francis (fiddle), Jason Bunn (violin/viola) and Damien Fitzgerald on Drums.
Two sets from 8pm Compass Pizza