Ben Arthur (musician)
His 1997 debut, Curses and Rapture, featured performances from Boyd Tinsley and Tim Reynolds, the fiddler and guitarist respectively for Dave Matthews Band. His second album — Gypsyfingers — was covered by several notable media outlets, including Rolling Stone, Marie Claire, Fox News, Performing Songwriter, CMJ, among others.
In 2008 Arthur released a new studio album entitled "Mouth Feel". The album features a duet with Rachael Yamagata entitled Sun Also Rises. For this album he was interviewed on the internationally syndicated radio program Acoustic Cafe and the song "On a Sunday from this album was National Public Radio's "Song of the Day", and XM Satellite Radio broadcast a half-hour program featuring interviews and live performances. Arthur also licensed several songs from this album to ABC's Anne Heche vehicle Men in Trees.
In the fall of 2008, Arthur is scheduled to tour the UK and Holland.
Arthur currently lives in New York City.
Notable artists Arthur has opened for include (but not limited to):
- Tori Amos
- Shawn Colvin
- Bruce Hornsby
- Sophie B. Hawkins
- Toots & the Maytals
- Old 97's
- Dave Matthews Band
- Michael Shipley was in charge of mixing Edible Darling
- On his most recent effort, Arthur performs a duet with singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata
- Arthur's work has been remixed by Junior Vasquez
- Curses and Rapture (1997)
- Gypsyfingers (2001)
- Edible Darling (2004)
- Mouth Feel (2008)
- Official site
- Ben Arthur on MySpace
- Synthesis interview
- NPR Song of the Day
- Acoustic Cafe
- Ben Arthur at AllMusic
- Ben Arthur on Sparkle Promotions