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Ben Eyler

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The best kept secret in music

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"Performing Songwriter magazine"

Ben Eyler soaked up the early R&B sounds of his native Philadelphia, and he makes it known on his full-length debut. The New York-based artist has the hearty, rich voice of a soul singer twice his age, and his melodies call to mind forefathers such as Al Green and Jimi Hendrix, and contemporaries such as Paul Weller and Sonia Dada. “Let Me Stay Curious” deviates from the norm with subtle Latin grooves, and the heart-wrenching “Worthy of Suspicion” incorporates passionate, bluesy riffs. On the 11-song disc, Eyler pays homage to the City of Brotherly Love through excellent lyrics and guitar playing and compositions steeped in honest, classic soul. - Heather Johnson


"Greensboro, NC News & Record"

Eyler blew me away from the first track on his CD Good Luck Places. Combining elements of jazz, folk and rock, Eyler's deep, heart-felt vocals swim along side music that could come from just about any era, though he has established a sound all his own

Although the styles change slightly, it's Eyler's
unique vocal stylings that become the thread holding
everything together. - Jeffrey Hahne


Discography

1999 Ben Eyler EP
2002 Good Luck Places

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Ben Eyler is a New York City-based American Roots and Soul-influenced singer, songwriter and guitar player. His full-length debut, Good Luck Places (Lendell Recordings) was released in 2002 to resounding critical praise.

The Philadelphia native grew up listening to the R&B-tinged sounds made famous in that city. It’s an education that materializes in his songwriting and singing, as noted by Performing Songwriter magazine: "Eyler has the hearty, rich voice of a soul singer twice his age. His melodies call to mind Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, and Paul Weller…the artist pays homage to the City of Brotherly Love through excellent lyrics and guitar playing.”

Eyler and his backing band toured the U.S. on the heels of Good Luck Places, making main stage appearances at the 2003 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the 20th Annual MusikFest Arts Festival in Bethlehem, PA. The singer has also undertaken several solo-acoustic tours through the U.S., performing at such noteworthy venues as Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café and The Living Room in New York City.

Eyler’s recording debut is lyrically and musically vivid, mixing Bonnie & Clyde-style storytelling on the rootsy Greasy Tomatoes, compelling character portraits on the soul burner Love Will Straighten You, and comic autobiography on the country blues-inflected Lazybones.

The Greensboro, NC News and Record, which gave the album five stars out of five, acknowledged, “Eyler’s deep, heart-felt vocals swim alongside music that could come from just about any era, though he has a style all his own.”

Other critical recognition came from the editors of Rolling Stone Magazine, who selected Eyler’s song Til I am a Man as their favorite unsigned-artist track, and Billboard Magazine's 10th Song Contest, which dubbed the songwriter’s approach "unique and fresh."