Ben Flax is BACK! and ready to move crowds with a premiere performance of an all original set of new music, featuring some memorable tunes from his time with Lord Loves a Working Man, as well as a gritty and hopeful foray into new territory. Ben was inspired and encouraged to start this project by the brothers King, John and Paris, his childhood friends and superlative musicians themselves. This set has deep roots in classic soul, gospel, and Jazz; but with eyes towards future shapes of music. The patron saints of the evening, sly, curtis, albert and shuggie, will have their most contemporary echoes honored, bumped and ground.
When a wee 9 year old Ben first dug up Albert King’s “The Pinch” from a dusty box, he knew something was changing for him permanently – and it wasn’t just the big satin booty on the cover. He quickly fell in love with the dirty blues. Since then, he’s performed internationally, co-founding Rococo Risque, touring with Lord Loves a Working Man, and appearing at venues from the Odeon and Amnesia to YBCA and the Lang Kwai Fong Amphitheater in Hong Kong. Winner of the SFWeekly Music awards Best Soul act of SF ’08!
Con Brio and The Songbird Festival Present:
Music to Freak to A Monthly Saturday Night Soulstice
853 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
21 and Over
Event -Â 8 p.m.Â – 1:30 a.m.