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hey everyone, ben valasek will be playing a solo set for the strip district music festival on sat, jan 17th at the beerhive in the strip district from 1pm to 145 pm. this is a free event with musicians playing all over the strip all day. you can donate to any artists by going to the address above. hope to see you out.
I will be kicking off Bloomfest at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern from 8-830. hope you can come out and join me.
hey everyone, ben valasek and the growlers will be helping out at the orphans of the storm benefit playing a 45 min full set.
after the orphans of the storm benefit, ben valasek and the growlers will be traveling to play a full night of acoustic music in aspinwall pa.
hey all, ben valasek and the growlers will be playing this years end of summer jam with a bunch of other great bands!
Sounds Like: Martin Sexton, Ben Harper, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens)
“Ben Valasek’s musical journey is not one that could have been scripted. How many musicians start out singing a cappella music, switch to indie rock, take a hiatus to start a family, then emerge as a singer-songwriter?” Rege Behe (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
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ben valasek and the growlers has a show on 01/17/2015 at 08:00 PM @ the b... in Pittsburgh, PA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5hyf54 #concert
"The Growlers provide a retro ‘70s feel to the recording which is incredibly appealing. Of course, Valasek’s songs provide the album’s core, and words and music mesh perfectly on “Time Waits For No One”, insofar that Valasek understands the value of a sticky chorus and a hook or two. The nine songs collected here lack neither. They begin with “Walk On the Water”, its stripped intro soon giving way to a chugging rhythm section and a gently picked electric guitar. A midpoint guitar solo shifts the song up a gear and the result is a cracking introduction. It’s followed by the title track, a rumination on the passing of time and “Drinking for One” is an old fashioned country tearjerker given a classic rock makeover – and is that a cello in the background? Towards the end “Three Sides” provides a pristine blues-rock standout that is both languid and vital, and final cut “Count Your Blessings” ends the album on a folk-rock high.
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