Ben Carroll's soulful, powerful voice lives somewhere at the crossroads of Stevie Wonder and James Taylor--he's captivating, distinctive, mesmerizing. With the help of his accomplished acoustic guitar playing, Carroll moves his audiences with his plaintive songwriting, written from the heart and with a thoughtful, sometimes keen eye, while exploring the endless themes of love, of a search for a place and meaning in the world.
As the son of Grammy-winning Starland Vocal Band members ("Afternoon Delight", 1976), Carroll enjoyed a rich musical exposure in his childhood, chiefly in the veins of harmony-laden folk and pop of the 70s, and the R&B/Soul/Roots sounds of the deep south. These influences have been naturally integrated into his music, lustrously evoked by his poetic delivery and his voice of startling honesty and beauty.
"Real thing...Yes he is. I’ve seen this handsome and charismatic New Yorker perform with just an acoustic guitar, and he killed. Possessing a clear, sweet voice and a satchel full of catchy folk-pop songs about life and love...It’s a throwback sound, kinda early Nilsson, but more upbeat."
- Dusty Wright
Ben Carroll in concert, Friday, March 25 at Lapwai Lane Shredders Club
Potluck 5 p.m.
(Please bring a covered dish and your favorite beverage. No desserts please.)
Showtime 7 p.m.
Artist donation: $15
To reserve seats in advance, please make check payable to Ben Carroll and mail to:
7245 Lapwai Lane Darby, MT 59829
Thanks for supporting professional acoustic music in the South valley.
Directions/Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org | 406 349-2943
Lapwai Lane Shredders Club is an ongoing house concert series at the home of Jay Toups and Tamera Rackham. All donations go to the artists. We are volunteers in a great cause.