Journal

  • Rising Stars Shine For Lifebeat at The Bitter End

    4 Sep 2007, 23:10 by OrganicMedia

    RISING STARS SHINE FOR LIFEBEAT AT THE BITTER END

    Local Artists Raise Safe-Sex Awareness, Funds At Legendary Village Venue

    (New York, NY)- September 4, 2007

    Greenwich Village - Four NYC songwriters present an evening at the Bitter End benefiting LIFEbeat's Hearts and Voices program, which brings the best in live music to residents of the city's HIV wards.

    Date- September 19th
    Time- 8.00pm-10.00pm
    Place- The Bitter End, 149 Bleecker St, New York, NY
    Cover- $10 (100% goes to support Hearts & Voices!)
    Please include this information in your calendar listings.

    Hot on the heels of LIFEbeat's 15th anniversary concert with Maroon 5 at the MTV Video Music Awards, four talented New Yorkers are stepping up for the charity in the fight against HIV. Katy Pfaffl, Cassandra Kubinski, AlySun Panichi and Ben Godwin, all regular performers with LIFEbeat's Hearts & Voices program, have created a benefit night for the charity at Bleecker Street's legendary Bitter End.

  • Skin and Bone Racking College Radio This Summer

    24 Aug 2007, 20:56 by OrganicMedia

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Margo Drgos
    Organic Entertainment
    718-349-0241 office
    646-236-9689 cell
    margo@organicentertainment.net

    SKIN AND BONE RACKING COLLEGE RADIO
    THIS SUMMER
    Debuting at Stations Such as WXPN, CHRW and WUSC

    (New York, NY)—August 22, 2007
    “Skin and Bone,” the debut record by Brooklyn songwriter Ben Godwin, has recently received significant airplay on college format radio stations such as tastemaker WXPN and many, many others throughout North America. To hear “Skin and Bone” on your local dial, please visit www.bengodwin.com for a complete listing of all supporting stations.

    “Skin And Bone”, released on April 17th, offers nine twisted cabaret tales of city life told through his grisly baritone and unique vaudeville-pop poetic: tales of beauty, struggle and hope amongst the chaos and filth of the sidewalks, subways and skylines. The record is currently climbing the charts at college and specialty radio throughout North America. Choice tracks from “Skin and Bone” can be downloaded at www. …
  • Ben Godwin To Tour the UK and Ireland In September

    24 Aug 2007, 20:50 by OrganicMedia

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Margo Drgos
    Organic Entertainment
    718-349-0241 office
    646-236-9689 cell
    margo@organicentertainment.net

    Ben Godwin To Tour The UK and Ireland In September

    (New York, NY)—August 16, 2007
    Brooklyn songwriter Ben Godwin plans to tour the UK and Ireland throughout September in support his new record, “Skin and Bone.” More details on dates and venue information will be made available at www.bengodwin.com.

    “Skin And Bone”, released on April 17th, offers nine twisted cabaret tales of city life told through his grisly baritone and unique vaudeville-pop poetic: tales of beauty, struggle and hope amongst the chaos and filth of the sidewalks, subways and skylines. The record is currently climbing the charts at college and specialty radio throughout North America. Choice tracks from “Skin and Bone” can be downloaded at www.myspace.com/karmafarm.

    Ben moved to the New York City in 2005 after many successful years as a touring musician in the UK…
  • Bearsick in CMJ Top Adds! Skin and Bone Reviews in Magnet and Jersey Beat

    7 Aug 2007, 16:42 by OrganicMedia

    *Bearsick was among CMJ's Top 20 Adds for this week!

    Billy Harvey – “Bearsick” (Gold) Release Date: August 7th
    This is the third studio record for singer, songwriter, producer and a caffeine addled DIY kid. You may have heard of Billy through his work as a producer for artists like Trish Murphy, Bob Schneider, Blue Sanders, Steve Poltz, Kacy Crowley, Charlie Shafter Band and many, many others.

    For a laugh, check out his website at www.billyharveymusic.com It has won Internet based awards, including the 2005 Interactive Design Award at South By Southwest.

    Thanks to stations who added “Bearsick” in their top 5 Adds this week: CHMR, CHYZ, CJAM, CJUM, KAFM, KALX, KCWU, KLPI, KRSC, KSAU, KWCR, KXLL, KZSC, WEAX, WECS, WGSU, WKNC, WLFM, WRPI, and WVUD!

    And to these stations for their continued support: 3WK, WUSB, WPTS, WMHB, WDWN, KSYM, CHOQ, Bagel Radio, and Altrok!


    Holler, Wild Rose! – “Our Little Hymnal” (Backlight)
    Release Date: September 18th

  • Ben Godwin To Perform At Anti-Folk Festival On August 22nd

    7 Aug 2007, 16:34 by OrganicMedia

    Ben Godwin To Perform At Fortified Anti-Folk Summer Festival on August 22nd
    (New York, NY)—July 17, 2007

    Brooklyn songwriter Ben Godwin will be performing at The Summer Antifolk Festival on August 22, 2007 at 11 PM. The festival will take place at the Sidewalk Café, located at 94 Ave A. There is no cover. For more information please visit www.antifolk.net.

    Ben will be playing songs from his new record “Skin and Bone,” recently released in April via indie label Karma Farm Records as well as introducing a new line-up of players to his fans. “Skin And Bone”, offers nine twisted cabaret tales of city life told through his grisly baritone and unique vaudeville-pop poetic: tales of beauty, struggle and hope amongst the chaos and filth of the sidewalks, subways and skylines. Choice tracks from the record can be downloaded at www.myspace.com/karmafarm.

    Ben moved to the City in 2005 after many successful years as a touring musician in the UK…
  • Firesideometer Review of "Skin and Bone"

    11 Jul 2007, 21:08 by OrganicMedia

    Ben Godwin - Skin and Bone

    Karmafarm Records
    4/18/2007
    There is a fairly easy way to quickly determine if you will enjoy this album. Do you like musicals? Do you own any soundtracks to musicals? An admission of this sort will no doubt invite ridicule from my peers, but I do. On both counts. While I rarely watch musicals, whenever I do, I find that I usually enjoy them quite a lot. This is probably what made me give Skin and Bone a chance. Some would have ejected the CD after hearing the first few notes of the cabaret-style piano on the opening track, but I didn’t. Some would definitely have stopped listening when the sparse drums came in, further announcing, “This is not what you were expecting!” When Ben Godwin theatrically sings out his first few lines of the album, I can just see him sauntering across a stage at the front of a smoke-filled room. I can almost hear the metallic click of the tap shoes, which I am almost sure he is wearing. …
  • Ben Godwin Featured on Clearchannel's NEW! Discover Music

    27 Jun 2007, 17:57 by OrganicMedia

    I would like to thank the folks at Clearchannel for featuring me on their new service. Please take a few listens, and pass it along to your friends:

    http://clearchannelmusic.com/cc-common/artist_submission/player.html?art=11609
  • High Orbit Podcast

    20 Jun 2007, 19:49 by OrganicMedia

    High Orbit, one of the best podcasts around, is back on the air and have a whole episode featuring 'Skin And Bone'!

    Click here to listen to the entire podcast
    http://matthewebel.com/podcast/2007/06/11/155

    Here's a quote... 'Ben Godwin sounds like an evil clown dancing on a broken piano. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw him in the sideshow of an alien circus.'
  • Ben Godwin is featured as Napster's Staff Pick for Rock. This Week!

    14 May 2007, 20:50 by sherm784

    “Skin and Bone” Featured As Napster’s Rock Staff Pick

    Constantly Reminded Also Featured as “Free Download of the Day” on Napster For April 18th

    (New York, NY)—May 14, 2007

    Brooklyn songwriter Ben Godwin has been getting a lot of love and attention from Napster since releasing his new record “Skin and Bone,” via KarmaFarm Records on April 17th. The record is featured this week as their staff pick and the single “Constantly Reminded” was offered as the “Free Download of the Day” on April 18th.

    Skin and Bone is available for purchase everywhere online at stores such as iTunes, eMusic, Real, Rhapsody and Audio Lunchbox. To download the track, “Constantly Reminded”, for free, please visit www.napster.com. To learn more about Ben and to hear sample tracks from “Skin and Bone,” please visit www.myspace.com/karmafarm.

    "Rockin’ roll and rollin’ rocks make for an interesting listen that’s so successful it sounds at once just barely removed from a dirty saloon and a fine upscale restaurant ballroom. …