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. In addition to these groups, Ben has shared the stage with Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Trumystic, Carlos Averhoff, Eugene Uman, Lou Erlanger, Ayizan Sannon, Page McConnell and Mike Gordon.
December 21, 2014, marks the release of Ben's 4th solo album, "Unyielding", which features the BCMP performing ten original compositions rooted in world beat and rock with layerings of folk, jazz, and classical. The songs are melodically playful, dynamically adventurous, and at times full of raw energy while still containing moments of expressive simplicity. Lyrically the songs raise awareness on the human relationship to technology and the propensity for enforcing rule and thought upon others, while also encouraging us to find joy in everyday life and to embrace our place of coexistence in the natural world.
Ben's music combines his early years of growing up in SE Pennsylvania and his time spent living in New Orleans and Vermont. From this melting pot of rhythms, ideals, life experience and love comes a truly original style of music which reflects these influences and can be heard within his compositions
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 sound 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.