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Sounds Like: David Gray, Ryan Adams, Jeff Buckley, Ray Lamontagne, Wilco
Manager: M.Hitchcock Management http://www.mhmgmt.com/
Bio: Some artists are easily described and categorized. Ben Cyllus isn’t one of them. Nor can his sound be easily defined.
Ben is a singer-songwriter hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, by way of Detroit and Texas, with his roots in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
His full-length debut, “Cinnamon Matinee...See Full Bio
“If you listen to Ben Cyllus' 13-song, self-released album Cinnamon Matinee you get that feeling, particularly in "Arkadelphia," "Barmaid Beauty Queen" and the lovely lullaby "Meanwhile the Moon." There's an inherent romance and longing that gives weight to open-road glides on dusky, two-lane highways, on long stretches through provinces of night. Cyllus and his guitarist crony-in-song John Howard, along with producer John Smerek, concocted one of the most listenable local (and national) rock releases of last year in Cinnamon Matinee. There's an antecedent line connecting early Neil Young and Poco up through Elvis Costello and Wilco — and then it stops here. But it isn't dad-rock, it's simply good songs.”