Music is the beautiful combination of structure and artistic expression. Singer-songwriter Ben Anderson writes and performs with balance as his mantra.
Anderson’s gift for strong melody, harmony, and lyrical content is consistent, even if his sound ventures into other styles of music. His bluesy, soulful voice is a rich blend of John Mayer, Sam Smith, and Jack Johnson. While his soft vocals caress you, but the music behind the caress delivers a satisfying jolt.
Born in Phoenix, AZ, he fell under the seductive spell of songwriting at the age 14 when he picked up his first guitar. After graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Anderson decided to pursue a career as a singer songwriter.
In 2014, Anderson recorded his first EP Roosevelt Row over at Grand Canyon Records with AZ studio legend Jack Miller under the helm. The 4-song EP only features acoustic guitar and Anderson’s vocals. The song’s lyrics are lighter in nature and the music is appreciated for its simplicity.
In the summer of 2015, Anderson enlisted Olivier Zahm of Electric Lotus Music to produce his second EP. Having the desire to expand his sound both musically and lyrically, Zahm was the perfect complement. Where the Lights Go?, a fully produced, four song EP was released in 2016 to acclaim by critics and listeners.