Considering their collective and altogether impressive pedigree, The Greenhornes are as delightfully unassuming as they come for an American rock ‘n’ roll band that enjoys the kind of whiplash praise they receive and the esteemed company they keep.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brendan Benson has just confirmed two appearances at the Sundance Film Festival, and brief run of US tour dates beginning February 15th in Seattle, WA in support of his well-received fourth album, My Old, Familiar Friend.
Starting November 13th in St. Louis, MO., singer-songwriter Brendan Benson will embark on a month-long U.S. tour in support of the recently released My Old, Familiar Friend.
Brendan Benson might as well be referring to himself in the title of his excellent fourth solo outing, My Old, Familiar Friend, because for all the adoring critics and fans care, the beloved singer-songwriter embodies that endearment. However, as sweetly as Benson croons, the album’s lyrics largely amount to a melodic tongue lashing underneath those sandy-blond locks and pristine production by Gil Norton.
Living in the South suits Brendan Benson well. The slower way of life, the corn fields, the tranquility found in sitting on the porch watching the world go by, and the wide open spaces – it all fits this Detroit native and critically adored singer-songwriter just fine.
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Brendan Benson is set to embark on a brief North American tour beginning August 17th in New York City for his upcoming fourth album, My Old, Familiar Friend. Full of Benson’s trademark heartfelt observations and confessional lyrics, My Old, Familiar Friend is already raking in the accolades ahead of its August 18th release on ATO Records.
He was a bonafide favorite at CMJ 2008, where our reporter praised his “songs that are suiting to an open road and a strong cigarette” and his Cabin Ghosts EP’s “fusion of rock, ancient spirituals, hymnals and blues.”
Brendan Benson already had three critically acclaimed albums under his belt long before he became a broken boy soldier with fellow Raconteur Jack White. But just as White is busy with a little band called The Dead Weather at the moment, so too is Benson…
A “conversation” betwixt lead Raconteurs Brendan Benson and Jack White has appeared on MySpace this morning, intended, we surmise, to …Read the Rest