SEEKINGLead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Trombone, Steel guitar.
I am seeking a drummer and bass player, especially a drummer, to help me record my original songs. Must be able to play in the service of the song a la Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr and the like. My songs are mostly focused on vocals and lyrics, but I'd like some interesting beat patterns and rhythm beds to work with. I'm willing to pay $200 for a half-day (4 hours) recording session per person. I'd also be willing to pay something (amount open to negotiation) for a couple of rehearsals before going into the recording studio, so we don't waste time when we get there. I hope to record one or two songs per session, and get enough laid down so I can go back in later and overdub other instruments. If you record with me, you will be asked to sign a standard performance release, stipulating you've been paid for your performance, that no further payment is due to you, and that the tracks you lay down are cleared for me to use as I see fit in perpetuity.
I'm a forthright person. I don't have money to burn, but I do believe that musicians who have worked at their craft deserve compensation. My songs mean a lot to me. I take a professional attitude toward them and want recordings good enough to publish on my own, with the opportunity to garner online sales and radio airplay, which I have accomplished with earlier recordings. I keep my songs meaningful and classy, yet they can be playful and ironic. I like having a good time playing music, because I believe good vibes shine through in good recordings. I think I'm a reasonable and enjoyable guy to work with. That's my story. If what I've said sounds interesting to you, please let me hear from you. Thanks for checking out my listing.
Ben’s Music Online by location:
Perhaps the most popular place to find Ben’s Music. Includes full-album or single-song downloads.
In Word and In Deed:
Plenty of Gold:
All three albums available as full-album, single-song downloads and physical CDs
All three albums available as physical CDs, plus streaming songs, selected FREE MP3s, bio, performance calendar, and mailing list sign-up
Streaming several songs, providing my bio, plus links.
Radio station with my songs included.
Sun Power Me, actual song: ://./watch?v=jw4yM9UJiCY
Life of Comic Book Hero: ://./watch?v=zMI9McjSKuA
I co-wrote the song, “The Seven C’s” for this children’s artist:
Illinois Entertainer (IE) – review of Ben Sage’s “Plenty of Gold”
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 26 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- 62 years
Beatles, Bob Dylan, White Stripes, Van Morrison, Eagles, Doors, folk and folk-blues, early rock, "outlaw" country (especially Johnny Cash), and rockabilly.
Members Of Band
acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, PA system
Take Me On a Louisana Hayride
Take Me On a Louisana Hayride Year: 2004 Album: In Word and In Deed Genre: Country
A touch of rockabilly
Tell Me Who You Didn't Love Then
Tell Me Who You Didn't Love Then Year: 2010 Album: Plenty of Gold Genre: Acoustic
In the Flesh
In the Flesh Year: 2004 Album: In Word and In Deed Genre: Acoustic
A Dishwasher's Lament
A Dishwasher's Lament Year: 2005 Album: Troubadour Genre: Rock
Crazy Moon Year: 2010 Album: Plenty of Gold Genre: R&B
This recording showcases my harmonica playing, vocals, and guitar accompaniment. It's the only kind of music I am able to do, because I do a lot of alt-country, folk-rock and singer-songwriter, stuff, too. But this will give you an idea of what I can accomplish by myself, so you can get a picture of what I could do with your help, starting with a solid rhythm section.
Hello Friends and Fans,
I'm opening a bill that will include Jake Paul, Phil Lomac, Remington Pettygrove and Andrew Pelletier. We each get a half hour set, and you get the entire evening's entertainment for $5. Please be there by 8:00 p.m sharp to hear my set, I'll be debuting new songs, and having fun with you! You can get tickets in advance at the like below.See you there! Ben Sage