Ben Sparaco

And The New Effect

Relix “5 Bands You Should Know” June 2019

June 1, 2019
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Ben Sparaco and The New Effect have been named one of Relix Magazine‘s “5 Bands You Should Know” in their June 2019 issue, with Vampire Weekend making the cover story. Read the full article below and grab a print copy!

Coast To Coast 2019 Spring Tour Announced

February 15, 2019
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  BEN SPARACO AND THE NEW EFFECT ANNOUNCE 26-DATE NATIONAL SPRING TOUR   INCLUDING HEADLINING SHOWS AS WELL AS DIRECT SUPPORT SLOTS WITH G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE   TOUR KICKS OFF MARCH 1 IN BOULDER, CO AT FOX THEATRE AND RUNS THROUGH JUNE 1 IN ALPHARETTA, GA AT MATILDA’S   Ben Sparaco and The New Effect, the Nashville-based indie-rock trio fronted by songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Ben Sparaco, have announced their national spring tour which includes headlining shows as …

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“Scared of The Dark” Official Video Premieres With Groundsounds

December 7, 2018
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The official in-studio video for “Scared of The Dark” has premiered with Groundsounds today,. December 7th. Watch the video now! Groundsounds link.  

New Single “Scared of The Dark” Premiering at mxdwn.

November 30, 2018
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Head over to mxdwn.com for their exclusive audio premiere of our new single “Scared of The Dark.”   Officially out on 11/30, Scared of The Dark is a bold new direction for Ben Sparaco and The New Effect, setting a precedent for a new full length LP in early 2019.

New Interview with Live & Listen

September 18, 2018
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Ben sat down to talk to Live & Listen about The New Effect, future touring and albums, and more! Click HERE to read the full interview.    

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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Jackson Free Press Interview: “Finding The New Effect”

December 27, 2017
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Big thanks to Jackson Free Press in Jackson, MS for the great interview and article before our show at Martin’s Restaurant and Bar on 12/29 with special guests the Jason Daniels Band as support. “I think part of it’s [writing music] just the natural evolution of being any sort of artist,” he says. “You kind of want to do something that is your own, just to feel like you’re making something fresh. As fun as it is to play other …

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Music Fest News Feature and Interview

December 20, 2017
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“Guitarist and singer/songwriter Ben Sparaco has made the most of his move from South Florida to Nashville, including the release of solo album Wooden a year ago. We first encountered Sparaco almost two years ago when he turned heads with impressive sets at Suwannee Springfest and the Wanee Music Festival in March and April of 2016. His style, at the age of 18, showed great promise, much like Derek Trucks in some respects. In addition to his set at Wanee, he further impressed with Crazy Fingers, a prominent Dead …

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Music Fest News covers Wanee

May 1, 2017
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“Ben Sparaco was up for his first Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park show since moving from South Florida to Nashville. At the advanced age of 19 (!!), Sparaco continues to grow as a superb guitarist and band leader. His tremendous set featured six tunes from new album Wooden. He is cut in the mold of Derek Trucks, but Sparaco is his own man in the same way that Trucks is. Blasting off with “Make Me Feel Alone Tonight,” he …

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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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