Ben Sage is a gifted singer-songwriter with roots that run deep in country, folk, blues and rock & roll.
He is currently performing in support of the release of his all-new Americana album, Plenty of Gold, on his Cool Dove label.
Plenty of Gold features 17 original songs in styles ranging from roots rock, doo-wop and pop to folk, R&B and praise, along with his paean to solar power, Sun Power Me!
In addition to his sparkling originals, Ben’s live performances include his takes on classics from Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Beatles, Lightning Hopkins, Sonny & Brownie, and Van Morrison, and hits from contemporary greats in Country and Alt.-Rock, too.
Ben, a.k.a. Bennett Neuhauser, is a BMI® affiliated songwriter with more than 20 years of performing experience. His former bands include Madison (Wis.) Battle of the Bands winner Apples & Oranges and the Rockabilly revival act, The Rockadiles.
As a solo performer he played numerous venues in LA over a five-year stint there, including the famed Palomino, and shared bills with such notables as Ellis Paul and Lowen & Navarro.
Ben has written well over 100 songs, for which he holds all songwriter and publisher rights, and has two other CDs in release, In Word And In Deed and Troubadour, available online. To learn more about Ben and purchase his CDs, please visit:
iTunes.com or Amazon.com
Ben Sage - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, and occasional other instruments.
In Word and In Deed
12-song CD (2004)
12-song CD (2005)
Plenty of Gold
17-song CD (2010)
Several tracks from each of my albums are streaming at my website, LoveBenSage.com
Illinois Entertainer Goes for Plenty of Gold
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Though he blends gospel, country, and R&B, Ben Sage is not your traditional Americana folk artist. O...Though he blends gospel, country, and R&B, Ben Sage is not your traditional Americana folk artist. Over a sprawling 17 tracks, Sage mingles woodsy love songs (“Dialin’ For My Darlin’”) and religious praises (“With God”) with quirky, country-inflected folk (“You Make Me Feel Like John Wayne”) and poppy acoustic anthems (“Sun Power Me”). There’s a light-hearted irreverence that borders on parody at times, but there’s also genuinely skilled musicianship and colorful stories sprinkled throughout Plenty Of Gold. (www.lovebensage.com)
– Patrick Conlan, Illinois Entertainer, January, 2011
A partial list of my originals includes: Sun Power Me, Still Playing Rock 'n' Roll, In Union, Pullin' Through, Tell Me Who You Didn't Love Then, Life of a Comic Book Hero, and Take a Letter to Mozart. A complete listing of my original songs can be found on CDBaby.com or LoveBenSage.com. I mix in country, folk, blues and pop covers that include: Trouble in Mind (Lightning Hopkins); Big River (Johnny Cash); Nowhere Man and Here Comes the Sun (Beatles); City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman); Shenandoah (traditional); Sugar Mountain (Neil Young); Don't Think Twice, Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Like a Rolling Stone and others (Bob Dylan); I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams); And It Stoned Me (VAn Morrison); Karma Chameleon (Culture Club); and So Long It's Been Good to Know Ya and Philadelphia Lawyer (Woody Guthrie).
There are no upcoming dates at this time.