Ben Hulan
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Ben Hulan


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"In Praise of "The Present Plays""

"I absolutely loved 'Flowers Would Blush'. This song is captivating from the first bit of pickin'! I love the story ...I also enjoyed 'Maybe the Mountains'...a great story with rich harmonies and musicianship as glorious as the classic pickers of yesteryear. I love what you guys are doing!" - Kerry Gibson, Shut Eye Records

"Thief of Baghdad"

"In the grand tradition of social/political songs dating back to the 60's comes this burning, soulful effort that smolders with a sly edge and pointed tongue lyrically, and overall vibe that is part Don Henley, part Sting, part John Fogarty, and many cool important artists in between...this is one damn good song!" - UNISONG! 2004 Official Critique


Ben Hulan, "The Present Plays" (c) 2004

WAMA Best New Artist Nominee, 2005

Individual tracks from the album have won awards in the Great American Song Contest, the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, the Unisong International Songwriting Contest and have been featured in several compilation CDs. Ben's newest song won "Best Song" in the July '06 West Coast Songwriter's competition.



"Sugar Grove" started when songwriter Ben Hulan met Amy Sullivan in 2003. Drawing from DC's A-List of guest bluegrass musicians to help fill out their sound, Ben was nominated for the Washington Area Music Association Best New Artist award in 2005.

Ben recently relocated to the San Francisco bay area, but is available for solo, duet and full-band performances.

Ben is equally comfortable crafting songs in traditional and contemporary styles of acoustic music.