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Benjamin Booker
Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 27
Appearing in a total number of: 2 charts | Total period running: 110 days
Songs by Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker (born June 14, 1989, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Based in New Orleans, he cites The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex as influences. His music was described by the Chicago Tribune as "a raw brand of blues/boogie/soul," by The Independent as "frenzied guitar-strumming and raw, soulful vocals that are hair-raising in intensity," and by SPIN as "bright, furious, explosive garage rock."

Booker's self-titled debut album was recorded in December 2013 at The Bomb Shelter, an analog studio in Nashville. Produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff), the album was released on August 19, 2014 via ATO Records in the United States and Rough Trade Records in Europe. The first single from the album, "Violent Shiver," was released in April 2014. The album received early praise, debuting in the Top 10 of Billboard's Alternative Albums and Independent Albums charts and leading to Benjamin Booker being named an "artist you need to know" by Rolling Stone, "the best of what's next" by Paste Magazine, and a "contender for rock record of the year" by SPIN.
Benjamin Booker also performed on late night television programs Late Night with David Letterman, CONAN, and Later... With Jools Holland.

Since release, in addition to touring with Jack White and Courtney Barnett, Booker, accompanied by drummer Max Norton and bassist Alex Spoto, has performed at a number of festivals, including Lollapalooza, FYF Fest, the Newport Folk Festival, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Voodoo Experience, and Australia's St Jerome's Laneway Festival.


"Violent Shiver" (2014)

Benjamin Booker (2014)
Spotify Sessions (2014 - Digital exclusive via Spotify)
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