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Ben Maney / Bio

Ben Maney is a pianist,keyboardist,singer,songwriter and composer living in Knoxville TN.He also sometimes features his unique approach to finger-style acoustic guitar on a few of his original works.Having worked mostly as a pianist and keyboardist for the past 21 years with a myriad of bands that have led him through a labyrinth of styles ranging from Prog Rock to Delta Blues~from Jazz Fusion to Americana,Ben has had the good fortune of playing with various bands who have opened for such greats as Johnny Winter,Bela Fleck and the Flecktones,Delbert McLinton,John Scofield,Pinetop Perkins,Acoustic Alchemy,The Turtles and more.He has been full time member of The Mitch Rutman Group,Free Fourmula,Michael Crawley and The Macdaddies,People of the Squares,Brent Thompson and His Wandering Circus and many other bands.He has performed and/or recorded with numerous Knoxville based artists such as Jodie Manross,Angel and the Love Mongers,Scott McMahan and Christabelle and the Jons to name a few.He worked briefly with The Ringling Bros. and Barnem and Bailey Circus as a keyboardist in The Red Unit Band in the mid 1990s.He most recently was the pianist in the house band for Tn Shines~a very popular Americana showcase hosted by country music great Jim Lauderdale.Tn Shines took place at Knoxville's historic Bijou Theatre once a month until it lost funding in 2010.Back in 2005 Ben hand picked some of Knoxville's most enigmatic and talented instrumentalists to form "Countless Sheep".The band's first recording entitled "Drinking the World from a Glass" that consists of Ben's original songs and compositions was later released and continues to spark the interest of music critics,fans and musicians of varying types.He currently performs as a soloist and is working on a recording that reflects his unique,endearing,stripped down and sometimes old fashioned approach to playing live.

General Info

Band Members
1
Artist Name
Ben Maney
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/benmaney
Genres
Other / Nu-Jazz / Folk

Contact Info

Location
Knoxville, TN
Manager
none

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