633's artist, 22 Year old singer/songwriter Ben Robinson started making his mark at an early age.
"I came from a very rough place and tough times were all we knew. When I was 9, my dad gave me a guitar and I would spend hours in my room listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Albert King, I copied every note, then worked to develop my own style. Music helped me stay away from the bad choices some of my friends were making, if you know what I mean".
When just a teen he began playing with Warrant, working with Paul Shaffer, Nickelodeon, Letterman and stealing the show at blues festivals all over Southern California.
Ben is now one of the faces of Guitar Center's Laguna Guitar line. Recently he was the centerfold of the Guitar Center December catalog that is delivered to over 1 million households.
Ben’s new CD is getting airplay around the world and some are calling it the album of the year.
His music appeals to a wide variety of audiences and some consider him one of the best young guitar players in the world.
Here are a few comments and reviews about Ben:
"Ben can play straight ahead blues with the best of them, yet he takes his performance to a stadium level like only a select few can. He is breathtaking"! Monte Willis 633 Records
"I have seen a lot of guitar players in my day, but I have never seen anyone play blues like Ben Robinson."
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top
"As the head of Cox Radio's production department, I reviewed every new album that ever came out, from Aerosmith to Springsteen and I can say with out hesitation that Ben Robinson's CD is the best I have ever heard from a new artist". Steve Sherrick Club 937
"Ben Robinson takes the glory days of Van Morrison and infuses it with an energetic dose of the grit of Lenny Kravitz at his best. John Mayer watch your back. Man, "Heart of Stone" is hit. And "Blue Sky Sanity is killer, too."
Hector Saldana, senior music critic, San Antonio Express-News (Hearst Corp.)"
"Ben's is the best that has ever sat in with the CBS Orchestra. He is a soulful guitar player – one of the best – at any age.”
Paul Shaffer Legendary band leader of the CBS Orchestra
"Ben steals the show EVERY time, no matter who is on the bill".
Karen Davidson Creative Director Harley Davidson
"I have worked with everyone from Eric Clapton, to Jeff Beck, and I put Ben right up there with them"! James Helman (Sheryl Crow, Grammy's)
"Ben is the real deal".
Scotty Moore Guitar Pioneer (Elvis Presley's first guitarist)
Great tunes, great tone, and great playing - what more could you ask for??
Ben's playing has a certain fire and brilliance to it, combined with the soulful touch of his blues roots - a perfect combination.
His masterful playing combined with his emotive vocals add up to a guitar hero for the modern times - way to go Ben!
Product Manager Guitar Center Corporate
"He is an amazing talent". Shannon Norwood WJXT TV Jacksonville, Florida.
These are a few upcoming events on Ben’s schedule:
May 1st Sunfest West Palm Beach Florida
May 13th WJXT Channel 4 The Morning Show
May 13th WVOY St. Augustine Florida with Mickey Cash
May 16th Armed Forces Day Concert to Benefit the Baker Clay Kids Net
May 22nd The Green Parrot Key West Florida
May 24th The Beach Shack in Cocoa Beach Florida
July 19th Concert in the Park Series Sebastian Florida (headliner)
July 4th Tropic Fest Lake Worth Florida
July 30th Clematis West Palm Beach Florida (headliner)
August 12th Village of Baytown Concert Series Miramar Florida (headliner)
More dates are pending.
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