THU DEC 11: OLD CROW MECIDICINE SHOW PRE AND POST PARTIES 6pm Speakeasy Pre-Party: REUNION OF CLAYMATION (Knox Fusion Jazz) Thomas Heflin - trumpet Ben Maney - keys Mischa Goldman - bass Matthew Turnure - drums with special guest Will Boyd on tenor sax
This is a rally to support Evelyn Gill's state senate candidacy.
7pm in the Speakeasy: TN Homegrown Live Radio w January Gray 8pm: Ben Maney/ Cecilia Miller/ Bob Deck 10pm in the Smokeasy: The Friendly Beasts/ The Daily Howl
Grammy nominee Lydia Salnikova joins the lineup of Alive After Five entertainers in celebration of the opening of the new exhibition “After the Fall” by artists from Eastern Europe after 1989 and the fall of the Soviet Union.
Sounds Like: Sufjan Stevens, Leon Russell, Bright Eyes, Ray Charles, The Avett Brothers
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 tha...See Full Bio
Ben Maney has a show on 12/11/2014 at 05:00 PM @ Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5dv43o #concert
“Drinking The World From A Glass from Ben Maney and Countless Sheep is a complete mishmash of styles and influences from folk to blues to rock, which does make it a somewhat confusing listen – but when Ben just sings his sparse style of folk-pop it makes it all worthwhile. The vocals are deep, alluring and warm like staring into a crackling fire but their energy is hidden behind some traditional folk guitar. I would neglectful to not mention that I hoped the album had a more focused feel to it, but until they find their “sound” – there’s is nothing wrong with cherrypicking a few gems from this one… The whole sound is wonderfully unpretentious and unaffected by the social mores of the hyped world that we live in. Then it all coming in those best of DIY styles of home printed CD and hand written note will only add to to that effect. I would just like to hear a more focused album that makes use of such talent for the quieter side throughout”