Ben Arthur (musician)

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Ben Arthur (born May 20, 1973 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is an American singer-songwriter. He has released multiple full-length recordings and shared stages with several notable acts.

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 2004, he released a new album, Edible Darling on the Bardic record label, for which he received coverage in several respected magazines including Rolling Stone and CMJ[1][2]

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.

Touring[edit]

Notable artists Arthur has opened for include (but not limited to):

In 2005, Arthur performed on the Modern Trobadours tour alongside Teitur, Abra Moore, and Vienna Teng. The event was covered by World Cafe.[3]

Collaborations[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Curses and Rapture (1997)
  • Gypsyfingers (2001)
  • Edible Darling (2004)
  • Mouth Feel (2008)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolling Stone Review". 
  2. ^ "CMJ review". 
  3. ^ "Pollstar.com coverage of the tour".