Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson


Ben's well-crafted, witty, and humorous songs(frequently played and requested on Florida radio stations) are award winning and critically acclaimed thru many newspapers and magazines. An 1 1/2 hr- 2hrs of good entertainment. Ben talks and jokes with the crowd.


Ahh, Ben Wilson….a Folk/Rock/Americana singin’, beer-brewin’, animal lovin’, sushi eatin’, Bigfoot viewin’, Simpsons watchin’, art appreciatin’, political advocatin’, Scrabble winnin’, coffee drinkin’, ukelele playin’, bicycle ridin’, National Geographic readin’ kinda guy. Take these activities and throw in three or four simple chords, and da tada da! (trumpet fanfare) The songwriting genius of Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson was born John Lennon McCartney Dylan Jagger Cash Jr. but changed his name to differentiate himself in the music biz. “I wanted my name to stand by itself instead of being labeled as a knock-off. But if people confuse me with Brian Wilson, that’s okay. I don’t know how to surf anyway.” But seriously…Growing up in the town of Elkton, KY (pop.2000) made for a perfect environment for songwriting. Living out in a tree-smitten area of small-town-America proved to evoke great emotional desire for bigger things without forgetting the simple things in life. Ben moved to Clarksville, TN and hit the local music scene receiving kudos for his nightly performances. Showcasing his award-winning originals as well as Dylan, Neil Young, and Beatles tunes keep the crowds coming back. Between Ben’s 200 plus originals and thousands of covers, folks never have to get bored listening to the same old songs night after night. “My songs are quirky at best. I try to make fun of all religions, political parties, sexual deviations, and rednecks without offending anyone and with everybody having a good time.” Quirky, yes. Commercial, no. Ben writes about zombies, hibachi grills, the Loch Ness Monster, pornographers, Hula girls, zebra herds, etc. Not your everyday average topics and definitely not over-produced-sounds-like-everybody-else drivel.


Songs for Naked People('05), the Best of Ben('06), Live at the Milliken DVD('06), The Dust Collection('07), Strange Dogs('09)

songs played on air-

Eagle 94.3 (Clarksville)- "Baghdad is For Lovers"

Q108 (Clarksville)-"24 Hours", "Angelina", "Strange Dogs"

WBVR (Clarksville)-"24 Hours"

Z97.5 (Clarksville)-"Dirty Leprechaun"

Lightning 100.1 (Nashville)-"24 Hours"

Captain Wayne's Mad Music Archive (Nationally Syndicated) - "the Zombie Song", "Good Stories"

Set List

a lot of Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Beatles...and even more originals