The Ben Daniels Band
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The Ben Daniels Band

Chelsea, Michigan, United States | SELF

Chelsea, Michigan, United States | SELF
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"Earthy tones and an organic style really describes Ben Daniels Band. Inheriting his musical capabilities from his father, actor and singer/songwriter, Jeff Daniels, Ben Daniels has really come into his own; creating music that is fun and inspired by alltypes of music from reggae and the blues to Jazz and folk. Ben Daniels Band has sound that reminds me of Jason Mraz (rhythmically and poetically), and will have your feet tapping in no time. His lyrics speak to the generation of today and has a way of connecting with the audience. With songs like Airport Police and Fake a Smile, you can’t help but get lost in the music and the atmosphere that Daniels creates. It is infectious and leaves you anxious for more. Believing in hard work and determination, Ben Daniels Band really shines as an artist and with two CDs, Coming From the C and Checkin in to the Michigan Inn,and with another one on the way, you can expect that this band isn’t going anywhere but up.

- New Indie Band Music

“Then, later in the evening, The Ben Daniels Band almost brought down the Gallery!...Transformed into an intimate concert venue, ‘The Ben Daniels Band’ thrilled the crowd with their blues-based music.” - Chelsea Galley

“The Ben Daniels Band...featuring intricate and artful lyrics...reminiscent of Adam Duritz in early Counting Crows, but also eerily similar to Everlast's best work.” - Wildeboomerz

"As we become societally over-stimulated, anyone with a cell phone and Internet can become a recording artist. The result? We’re being inundated with mediocrity. For even the least-discerning palates, it has become nearly impossible to single out the poet from the din of poorly written hooks and recycled synth beats. For musicphiles from the bored to the disconcerted, The Ben Daniels Band is a welcome gearshift." - Real Detroit Weekly


Checkin' in to the Michigan Inn (2009)

Cant You See (2010)

Old Gold Albumovie (2011)



When Ben Daniels decided he was going to be a musician, it was more than a career choice. A natural poet, this young songwriter went to school on Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and Jack White, among others. His lyrics speak directly to a younger generation that hears, sees, and thinks about the very things he’s writing. From their opening song to the finale of their set, the Ben Daniels Band cuts through with their originality, musicianship, and a sound that spans Americana, Blues, Jazz, and Rock.

Throughout years of touring, BDB has played numerous venues in Michigan, New York City, Washington D.C., and Nashville . As a solo artist, Ben has stepped on the stage in Austin, TX at the Cactus Cafe, as well as The Barns at Wolf Trap. The son of actor Jeff Daniels, he has quietly monitored what it takes to live life as an artist. Beyond a passed down talent, the Ben Daniels Band believes in hard work, perseverance, and creatively challenging themselves and their audience.

With George Merkel on guitar, Tommy Reifel on bass, Rick Hale on drums, and Wesley Fritzemeier on fiddle/mandolin, BDB’s live show never fails to take over the venue. Their songs become anthems with arrangements that pull people inside their sound. With five CDs under their belts - Coming From The C, Checkin’ In To The Michigan Inn, Can't You See, The Mountain Home EP, and their dual album & movie release Old Gold - the Ben Daniels Band is has grown to be a formidable studio group, augmented by their virtuosic live performances.