Ben Glover & The Earls
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Ben Glover & The Earls

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"Mickey Raphael Interview (Willie Nelson band member)"

“He’s really wonderful and something that I really jumped at the chance to record. Musically and lyrically, they're a real treat…he could be a Steve Earle or a Ryan Adams, he's got that kind of raw feel and he's unsigned at the moment." - The Herald Dispatch


“A Fabulous record…This guy’s going to be a star” - BBC Radio


“…Don't be surprised if this music accompanies some intense moments in your life, or if this transatlantic enterprise becomes a rogue success. Be it a real film or an imaginary one, The Week The Clocks Changed delivers a stunning soundtrack. " - BBC Radio


"To call Ben Glover a local boy made good would be short changing Ben greatly.This week's album on The Late Show, "The Week The Clocks Changed," is an album that creeps effortlessly from edgy rock and roll songs reminiscent of Ryan Adams to beautiful whispering ballads…_For anyone wondering who the next big thing to come out of Northern Ireland will be, we at The Late Show would advise you to take a listen to Ben Glover and the Earls." -BBC ALBUM OF THE WEEK - BBC Radio


'The Week the Clocks Changed' is an emotional album, remarkably mature for a debut album release. What I like the most is that no two songs sound the same, from pedal steel country to wah wah guitar, it is all there…I think what makes the album so good is that it reminds me of so many great artists yet at the same time it is really unique…There are just not enough good things to say about this album - Buy it." – (Feb ’08) - WWW.COMPULSIVE.CO.UK


“…The dozen songs have thoughtful words and strong, easy-going melodies, there is a huskiness in Glover's voice that at times sounds eerily like Steve Forbert, and involvement of country royalty like Vince Gill, Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller is recommendation in itself. - THE SUNDAY LIFE


Debut album - "The Week The Clocks Changed" will be released in early '08

EP - "The Ballad of Carla Boone"
Released April 2006.



Ben Glover has been compelled to write songs since his mid-teens when he was awoken and unsettled by Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. He continues to be influenced by similar artists whose songs contain lyrical richness and who take a poetic approach in exploring the human condition. When he was sixteen, Ben started performing in his home village of Glenarm, situated on the north coast of Ireland. After graduating in Law he inherently knew that it was essential for him to pursue a career in music. In the summer of 2004 he put together his studio and touring band, “The Earls.” and in the spring of 2006 they released their eagerly awaited debut EP, “The Ballad of Carla Boone.” The EP earned Ben the Big Buzz Irish Entertainment Award for “Best New Irish Pop Act” and was critically acclaimed by many leading Irish DJ’s, including the BBC’s, Gerry Anderson, who called the EP “one of the best records ever to be made in Northern Ireland.” Ben followed up the EP with his full-length debut recording in August 2007. He and the Earls traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to record with renowned producer/musician JD Foster (Calexico, Richmond Fontaine, Richard Buckner). Ben was joined in Blackbird Studios’ celebrated Studio A with such heavy hitters as 21-time Grammy Award winner Vince Gill on mandolin and backing vocals and John Deaderick (The Dixie Chicks, James Taylor) on Piano/B3. Willie Nelson’s longtime harp player, Mickey Raphael, blew harmonica alongside Al Perkins’ (Rolling Stones, Neil Young, CSNY) lonesome pedal-steel guitar. Buddy Miller and Grammy Award winner Jim Lauderdale sang harmony on the debut titled “The Week The Clocks Changed.” The album, which contains 12 self-penned compositions, will be digitally released worldwide on 28 January ‘08 (itunes, Napster etc…) and will be available in retail outlets in the UK from March '08. It will be released independently on Ben’s own label, Mr. Jones Productions.