Ben Sparaco

And The New Effect

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 followed with two originals: ?Ghost of Myself? and ? Heartless Hope.?… {Heartless Home}

Back at the amphitheater, Sparaco and band played another new tune. On ?Hammer That Nail,? not only did Sparaco invoke the sound of Derek Trucks but he also sounded just like Mike Mattison, the superb vocalist who has been with Trucks forever (well, nearly). In the middle of their final tune, ?Walk On Love,? they included a really nice ?Within You, Without You? tease.” {Walk on the Levee}

AURA is the Perfect Name for This Festival