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Ben Carr is a Southern Vermont based musician focused on performance and education of drum set, percussion, and 'ukulele. He fronts his own band, the Ben Carr Music Project, and also performs solo. The BCMP performs original 'ukulele inspired rock, reggae, funk, and jazz. Ben also appears with many regional bands, including R&B/jazz artist Patty Carpenter, blues guitarist Sunny Lowdown, the Americana roots group the Milkhouse Heaters, and the original Vermont reggae outfit Mo Ambesa.
Ben's music is a funky melding of folk, jazz, prog rock, drum orchestrations, and solo 'ukulele compositions that deliver toe tapping melodies over a solid foundation of dynamic rhythms. It is an adventure in time signatures and sonic emotions.
August 6, 2011 marked the release Ben Carr’s third solo album, “Oakleaf,” which pairs his love of the ‘ukulele with the heart of this various drumming styles. The album takes the listener on a journey from ‘ukulele duets with the acoustic guitar, double bass and Mohan Veena to full band arrangements that swing bluegrass and funky odd meters.
Ben Carr Music also provides live sound reinforcement, sound design, recording, mixing and editing services.
Whether he’s playing with his own band, solo, or holding down the drum set in one of the many groups he performs with, Ben Carr’s music rings jubilantly of originality and musicality. Keep an eye and two ears out for Ben’s latest adventures in sonic territory. His music is sure to stir and inspire, moving the mind and feet in fresh directions and rhythms with joy and potency.