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Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Benjamin Vo has been preaching his brand of blues in the land of Pennsylvania. Forging his style from the likes of Peter Green, Hubert Sumlin, and Otis Spann – he keeps his slow burning blues soulful and organic. Powerful emotional vocals and haunting lead guitar lines marinate his old-school sound and aesthetic. His latest record “Rain On My Window” was released in 2017 and has been gradually receiving attention from blues connoisseurs and casual fans looking for something different. Having performed at Roots and Blues in 2016, Benjamin is returning to bring his raw blues with feeling, intensity, and originality.
“…intense yet tasteful playing, heartfelt singing with attractive vibrato and warm vocal tone, and a directness to the songs.” – Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records)
“The Bandcamp website is ideal for picking up an unprecedented blues rock talent from time to time. In this case, it is the thirty-year-old guitarist and singer Benjamin Vo.” – Peter Marinus (Blues Magazine)
“…powerful voice, compelling songs, and sheer brilliance on guitar.” – Sam Campbell (Gig Spots)
“The blues were solid from the young performer, and the talk around me showed every person there was paying attention.” – Tory Gates (Broadway World Music)
“You play like a motherfucker!” – Bernie Worrell (Funkadelic/Parliament)
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