What happens when you combine a percussion expert, an 8-string superaxe, and a boxador named Abbey?
The New Benjamin Britton is what happens.
Missed our interview? It was a great one, go read it.
Britton Matthews is a classically trained percussionist. In this band, she handles the vibraphone, marimba, and various other instruments that can be hit with your hand or a stick.
Ben Cockerham, a former professional Lindy Hopper, not only sings but he plays this beautiful monster of an axe with…8 strings?
Yes, 8 strings. 3 for bass, 5 for guitar, and separate outputs so you can run bass strings to a bass amp and guitar strings to a guitar amp.
Ben was cool enough to tell us where this instrument came from.
Along with their dog and mascot, Abbey, The New Benjamin Britton is creating some of the best marimba-guitar indie-pop I have heard yet.
Ok, so this is the only marimba-guitar indie-pop I have heard (yet) but still…it is the best.
This is feel good music. This is everything you love about singer/songwriter duos only fresher…and quite refreshing.
Ben and Britton’s voices merge together in beautiful harmony. The superaxe and the various elements of percussion coalesce into something unique, original, uplifting, and fun.
The experienced musicianship of this couple guarantees not a dull moment exists in these 8 songs. Raise A Glass Broken Land is one of the coolest albums to come across this desk in a while.
Consider me a new fan! One who cannot choose a favorite song.