Music and Merch
Cartoon by Jeff Moores
All of my releases and merch are currently available to stream, download, or purchase on Bandcamp.
Swatting the Flies
My latest release is a work in progress. What started as a self-quarantine solo project has turned into a full length album including remote collaborations with friends old and new. Part I is out now for digital download. Expect the full album out Summer 2021 with some other exciting happenings to go along with it!
“Back porch music. Front porch music. Porchless. Timeless.”
“‘Pancho and Lefty’ manages to be both lovely and gritty.”
“Laid back modern old time music done just the way only Benny Bleu and deu. Soulful, mellow, groovy, and honest.”
“‘Buck Dancer’s Choice’ is like listening to drops of rain falling into a deep pool, both soothing and uplifting.”
This album is half old-time and country favorites and half original songs which focus on compassion towards those facing homelessness, addiction, and loneliness. Old-timey fiddle and banjo blended with subtle drums and electric lap steel forge an earthy yet atmospheric palette, always focused on the feel.
“Easygoing pluck-and-twang” — Frank DeBlase, Rochester CITY Newspaper
“His original songs don’t shy away from difficult topics – like loneliness, addiction, and just being different – and they also draw you in, with interesting characters and reflections on time and place.” — Janice Hanson, Golden Link Folk Singing Society
“Creating a sound that truly reflects the Appalachian Mountain Range through folk music” — Dan Gross, Rochester Indie Musician Spotlight
“The songs are so… real. They’re not trying too hard.” — Scott Regan, WRUR
Hand tie-dyed, hand-printed T-shirts on sale!
Weekly posts on my YouTube page featuring videos of original songs, covers, and banjo & fiddle tunes.