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Songlines- “an extraordinary acoustic album”

Thanks to Songlines magazine for a great review of my album ‘Poor Stuart’

Live Highlights/Poor Stuart

Poor Stuart by Ben Somers available now.

“Somers’ voice oozes country charisma” – Maverick Magazine

“A joy to behold….boy can he come up with a tune” – Folk Radio UK 

“Wonderful” Thank Folk For That. 

“Exquisite!” Nick Baraclough,-  BBC Radio

Interview/New Album

Really enjoyed speaking to Laura Cooney at Entertainment Focus about my new album Poor Stuart, work and music. Click HERE to read the full interview.

BBC Celtic Heartbeat

Thanks to Frank Hennesey for playing tracks from my recent album on BBC Celtic Heartbeat.

Listen to the show here.

Entertainment Focus Interview/Album Feature

Thanks to Laura Cooney form Entertainment Focus for the feature on my forthcoming album. Had a nice time chatting and the interview will be online soon. Click here to read the whole piece.

Ben Somers to release debut solo album in September - Entertainment Focus copy.jpg

Country Band In Norway

Wow, what a great time we had in Norway. We were shown great hospitality and friendship and played a couple of burning gigs. Here’s a video from our show at The Slabberasset Festival.

 

Steve & Ben Norway/Wales

Summer is shaping up to be very exciting so far. We’ll be heading to The Black Mountains to play at Fire In The Mountain on June 2nd then on the way back down south we’ll be playing for the lovely people at The Hermon Chapel in Oswestry. On June 15th we’ll be heading over to Trondheim in Norway to play two gigs. June 15th at Antikvariatet, we’ll then head 80 or so Kilometres north to play the Slabberaset festival in Steinkjer on June 16th.

 
“The Highway Is My Home” Listen Here

Review “Ben Somers Live at De Melkbus”

A glowing review of the String Band’s recent live album. Thanks to Chris Couregan at The Brewgrass Chronicle for featuring in his blog and also reviewing for The British Bluegrass Music Association.

Ben Somers String Band in Norway

Its looking like we’ll be playing a beautiful little festival in Steinkjer ,  North of Trondheim in Norway this June and it got me thinking about the music of Annlaug Borsheim. Here’s a medley of two tunes which will feature on the new studio album. Annlaug, from Norway wrote the second tune ‘Fasiken’, Fasiken is actually a Swedish word for……well you look it up. We filmed this video at La Sonora De Gracia in Barcelona during a tour last year.

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