Ben Sparaco

And The New Effect

New Feature Article in SFL Music Magazine

July 8, 2016

Ben Sparaco is featured in the July 2016 issue of SFL Music Magazine. You can download the issue here.  The story begins on page 26.

New MFN Review of our set at OBJ

June 6, 2016

“The Ben Sparaco Band was up next. I was fortunate to have seen him at AURA and Wanee, where they had tremendous sets. This one was a match. They kicked off with a real hot tune which went through a bunch of changes, first “Machine Gun” (!!), then scat-singing and playing, finally into an Allman Brothers-like vibe, with a superb electric piano solo from the keyboard player. And that was the soundcheck! The 18-year-old guitarist then blistered “Walk on the Levee,” the first tune …

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L4LM Shares The EP Release

May 23, 2016

Live for Live Music covered our EP Release on 5/17. “Hot off a busy spring touring schedule that included appearances at venues across the southeast including Aura Music and Arts Festival and Wanee Festival, the South Florida-based, soulful jam-rockers the Ben Sparaco Band have debuted their first studio release called Bring The Jubilee EP. Featuring five songs written by 18-year-old guitarist and vocalist Ben Sparaco including one live track from a show the band played in December of 2015, the …

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Music Fest News Covers our Wanee Set

April 22, 2016

“Music started right on time at 2:30 with Bonnie Blue, an excellent Jacksonville quartet playing their engaging brand of Southern blues and rock. Those early arrivals who made it to the Mushroom Stage got a real treat, and that joy continued with a set from the Ben Sparaco Band from Miami. It would be tempting to say that Sparaco channels Derek Trucks. Sounds similar. Plays similarly. One of his guitars is the same as Derek’s, I think. The set started with “Volunteered Slavery.” And yet Sparaco, …

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Live Performance On Blues Radio International

March 26, 2016

See the performance here

Great Review of our Aura Set by

March 17, 2016

From Scott Hopkins at MFN: “As I made my way to the amphitheater, I heard the wonderful strains of Roland Kirk’s “Volunteered Slavery,” done Derek Trucks-style. This was the Ben Sparaco Band from Coral Springs, north of Miami. Sparaco was playing a guitar that, to my amateur eyes, looked just like Trucks’, and he played the slide in much the same way. This is hardly a complaint; he and the band were excellent, a great start to the day. They …

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Spring Tour has begun. Early Coverage from Live for Live Music.

March 3, 2016

  Last night the Spring Tour for the Ben Sparaco Band kicked off with an Aura Pre-Party featuring Holly Bowling, Lather Up! and us at The Funky Buddha in Boca Raton. Here is the coverage in Live For Live Music featuring 2 videos of the band including one original.

Gregg Allman Makes Appearance at Sunshine Music Festival After Party

January 21, 2016

During the Sunshine Music Festival after party held at The Funky Biscuit, Gregg Allman’s band played as “Dookey Shoe” along with the Albert Castiglia Band, Devon Allman Band, and special guests including Kofi Burbridge, Kebbi Williams, and Ephraim Owens from Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as myself. Just before Dookey Shoe took the stage, Gregg showed up and ended up sitting in on a few songs in the intimate venue. See the Jambase Article for more.  

New Article in Live for Live Music

December 30, 2015

The Ben Sparaco Band was mentioned in this article in Live For Live Music 12/27/15  

Ben Sparaco and Friends at The Funky Biscuit 8-18-15

August 15, 2015

Ben Sparaco Sun-Sentinel

Listing for hot tickets in August in the Sun-Sentinel, August 2015.