Ben Sparaco

And The New Effect

New Single “Casual Friends” Premiered at Live For Live Music

May 24, 2018
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Our friends at Live For Live Music have premiered “Casual Friends,” the lead single from our upcoming EP “Greetings, from Ben Sparaco and The New Effect,” out June 8th. Stream and download it on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more. Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KT931H iTunes: https://apple.co/2GKztQx Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2II0QRb YouTube: https://youtu.be/uoQ3kYvgwS0     Read the full article here: https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/premiere-ben-sparaco-casual-friends/   From Live For Live Music: “This is the first time I’ve made a record with a band that I have a lot …

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Spring 2018

April 16, 2018
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Our first tour back out west this year was a success! Thanks to all the fine people that came to our shows in Lincoln, Denver, Durango, and Taos. We’ll be back later this summer. We’re about to head down to Wanee Festival to play for the third year in a row. Catch Ben Sparaco and The New Effect on Wednesday from 7pm-8:30pm and keep an eye out all weekend for Ben sitting in with some other bands. After Wanee we’re …

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Introducing Ben Sparaco and The New Effect!

November 29, 2017
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Heading into the new year and preparing for a new album, we have a new name! Introducing Ben Sparaco and The New Effect! The rhythm section is the same as it has been for most of 2017 with Anthony Quirk on drums (http://www.anthonyquirkmusic.com) and Adam Discipio on bass. The first single from the newly named band, “There Is No Them,” will be available at all online retailers on December 6th, accompanied with the release of an in-studio video by Kyle …

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Biscuit Fest 6 and Duane’s Gold Top

April 5, 2017
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  A surprise visit home to south Florida for two days got extended into a week and a half, thanks to good friends and good music. Biscuit Fest 6, The Funky Biscuit‘s annual four day festival started a day earlier for me, playing a full show with Crazy Fingers on Wednesday, March 29th. Friday brought a last minute gig of “Holloway, Collier, and Friends” featuring Ron Holloway, Roosevelt Collier, Rich Friedman and Josh Foster of Crazy Fingers, Andrew Musselman of …

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Swamptown Getdown Festival

March 20, 2017
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We just got back from a great weekend in south Georgia headlining Swamptown Getdown Music and Art Festival along with Bloodkin and many other awesome bands. What a great festival and crowd! Videos from the festival: “Exposition of a Traveling Salesman -> So What Jam -> Uncle John’s 7 Jam”   “The Continuing Death of Billy Lyon” (new original)  

New single “Cypress Hotel (feat. Luther Dickinson)” available with iTunes Preorder

December 13, 2016
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Ben Sparaco’s debut full length album Wooden is now available for preorder on iTunes. When you preorder, you will get two tracks immediately, before it comes out on January 13th. One of these tracks is a brand new single called “Cypress Hotel” featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars, The Black Crowes, Phil Lesh and Friends, and more! The other is the lead single “Don’t Try To Wake Me Up.” You can preorder the physical CD under the Shop …

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Wooden Comes Out January 13th. Watch The Video Trailer Now!

November 12, 2016
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Ben’s debut full length album Wooden is set to be released worldwide on January 13th, 2017. Showing a noticeable shift in Ben’s music from straightforward jam-rock, Wooden is a string-fueled Americana exploration with shades of jazz, rock, and soul. Produced by renowned fiddler/mandolin player Ross Holmes (Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Warren Haynes and The Ashes and Dust Band, formerly Mumford and Sons) at The Bomb Shelter in East Nashville, Tennessee, the album features nine new original songs by Ben and …

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Photos From The Wooden Sessions

November 5, 2016
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Photographer Heather Nigro visited The Bomb Shelter during some of the sessions for the new album, taking some incredible pictures. The full album is on Ben’s Facebook page. Each picture has a caption that gives a unique look into the recording process. The release date for Wooden will be announced any day now with pre-order available soon! Click HERE for the full album.