End of 2017 Shows + New Record

November 7, 2017
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I’m wrapping up 2017 with some really cool shows all over the country starting next week (November 9-10) in New York City with two rare (for me) acoustic shows. November 9th I’ll be doing a set at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village at 6pm and November 10th I’ll be doing a set at Silvana in Harlem at 7pm. The last two Fridays in November the band and I, along with many special guests, will be celebrating Duane Allman’s birthday …

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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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Wooden Released + February Tour Dates

January 18, 2017
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“Wooden” is now available on all major online platforms and at live shows as well as under the “shop” tab above. Huge thanks to all that worked on it! Ross Holmes: Producer, Violin/Fiddle, Octave Violin, Mandolin, Percussion, Vocals. Jon Estes: Engineer, Electric Bass, Fender Rhodes, Organ. Royal Masat: Electric Bass, Upright Bass. Sterling Masat: Banjo. Taylor Jones: Drums, Percussion. Paige England: Vocals. Vickie Vaughn: Vocals. Kai Welch: Trumpet. I was also incredibly lucky to have Luther Dickinson come out and guest on “Cypress Hotel.” Links to the …

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“Don’t Try To Wake Me Up” Reviewed in London

December 24, 2016
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London-based music blog “musicmusingsandsuch” reviewed the single “Don’t Try To Wake Me Up” off my forthcoming album “Wooden.” It’s an in depth review that also covers my last release, Bring The Jubilee EP and much more. It’s great to get some love from across the pond, where the single was given a 9.2/10 rating. Some quotes from the review: “The guitars shine and the delicious licks are not bashful when getting into the earlobes (and other more visible regions). The songwriting …

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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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Debut album “Wooden” Nearing Completion!

October 21, 2016
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After four long days of tracking, overdubbing, and mixing, Ben’s debut full-length record Wooden is nearing completion. Produced by Ross Holmes (Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Warren Haynes, Mumford and Sons), who also lent his talents on fiddle and mandolin, Wooden quickly went from a 6 song acoustic EP in pre-production, to a 10 song, full band record. Engineered by Jon Estes at The Bomb Shelter in East Nashville, Tennessee, the album blurs the lines between folk, bluegrass, rock, funk, classical, …

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Fall Update: New Solo Album and More

September 11, 2016
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Just a quick update as we head into the fall. I’m taking a few weeks off after a solid month of playing with the Ben Sparaco Band and a great tour filling in with Butch Trucks and The Freight Train Band. Thanks to all of the great people that came out this summer all across the country and listened to the music and bought the latest EP, “Bring the Jubilee.” To finish out the year, I’m releasing a new album …

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Spring Update: Wanee Festival + Forthcoming EP

April 5, 2016
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I just finished up my first (partial) year of college and last for the foreseeable future. It’s now full speed ahead for the Ben Sparaco Band and other projects I am fortunate to be involved in. Please check out our recently uploaded videos from Aura Festival and our second archival release LIVE Vol. 2 on Bandcamp. The next two weeks are busy ones. We’re head into the Power Station Studios in Pompano Beach, FL to put the finishing touches on …

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