Uke Fest! Ben Carr (VT), Uke & Tuba @ Hambone's, Pittsburgh [9 June]

Uke Fest! Ben Carr (VT), Uke & Tuba

21:00 - 23:59

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4207 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
Fri June 9 9 pm $7 at door all ages welcome (21+ to drink)
Hambones, 4207 Butler St., Lawrenceville

UKULELE FEST! featuring uke virtuoso from Vermont
and special guests Uke & Tuba
and Avi Diamond

“This is a sound that is being heard more around New England: the sound of a unique artist pursuing, orchestrating and delivering his vision. You can tell other bands are working up to this standard. Guys like Ben raise the bar.” – Mike Loce, The Noise

In 2005, Ben relocated to Southern Vermont where he discovered the area’s wealth of great musicians and educators. Here he performs with a large number of regional New England bands including R&B/jazz artist Patty Carpenter, blues guitarist Sunny Lowdown, the Americana rock group The Milkhouse Heaters, and the original Vermont reggae outfit Mo Ambesa. In addition to these groups, Ben has shared the stage with the likes of Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Trumystic, Carlos Averhoff, Eugene Uman, Lou Erlanger, Ayizan Sannon, Page McConnell & Mike Gordon, Jim & Liz Beloff, Lil’ Rev, and Victoria Vox.

With the release of his third solo album, Oakleaf, came the formation of the Ben Carr Music Project, a group dedicated to performing Ben’s original music. This is a funky melding of ‘ukulele jazz, prog rock and drum orchestrations that deliver toe tapping melodies over a solid foundation of dynamic rhythms.

In December 2016, Ben released his fifth studio album — a collection of solo ‘ukulele compositions entitled, A River’s View of Sunrise. This album continues the exploration into his songwriting and creation of tone poems, enhanced with beatboxing, loop pedal and effects, intricate fingerpicking, and harmonic tapped melodies.

In addition to being a performing and recording artist, Ben is also committed to teaching drums, percussion and ‘ukulele in schools and privately. Whether he’s playing with his own band, solo, or holding down the drum set in one of the many groups he performs with, Ben Carr’s music rings jubilantly of originality and musicality. Keep an eye and two ears out for Ben’s latest adventures in sonic territory. His music is sure to stir and inspire, moving the mind and feet in fresh directions and rhythms with joy and potency.
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