“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 on the band’s new EP, Bring the Jubilee. Sparaco’s excellent slide guitar work is reminiscent of Derek Trucks’. The band then played a magnificent cover of John Coltrane’s “Mr. P.C.” You really need to check this man out. He lives in Tennessee now but grew up in Coral Springs.”
~Scott Hopkins, Music Fest News