You may have heard of the YouTube sensations at cdza. cdza is a group of musicians and artists in NYC who create viral YouTube musical experiments. I’ve had an incredible time playing with them for the past year, and I’m happy to announce the premier of my feature “History of the Saxophone” video as part of their INSTRUMENTALS series. It was an exciting challenge to try and squeeze the history of the sax into just under ten minutes, but we did it! Check out the video here, hope you enjoy it.
Also really stoked to play with my Battle Mountain band for three super sweet shows this summer in California. These performances will feature the entire band from my debut album – Ari Chersky on Guitar, Sam Reider on Piano, Rhodes, and Accordion, Garret Lang on Bass, Evan Hughes on Drums, and myself on Saxophone. You can purchase Battle Mountain here on cdBaby, and here on iTunes! And check out our four star review for Battle Mountain from Downbeat Magazine!
Battle Mountain just received a 4 star ★★★★ review from Downbeat Magazine in their upcoming April issue! I started reading Downbeat when I was young, and it’s an honor to be recognized alongside so many of my musical heroes. Thanks to Sean J. O’Connell for the kind words.
My debut album Battle Mountain is OUT TODAY! Thank you to everyone who has helped make this record possible. Hear it on iTunes, Spotify, bandcamp, cdbaby, and Amazon. Give it a listen – I hope the music makes you feel something, and I hope you enjoy.
Excited to announce the video premiere of my band’s rendition of “Tennessee Waltz,” featured on my upcoming debut album “Battle Mountain.” Big thanks to Anthony Dean-Harris and everyone at Nextbop for featuring us on their front page today! Check out www.nextbop.com/blog/benflocksbattlemountain for the full article, and watch us play Tennessee Waltz during our session at Tiny Telephone Recording back in March at the link below.
Incredibly excited to kick off 2014 by announcing the release of the EPK for my upcoming record “Battle Mountain.” The video features footage from the recording session at Tiny Telephone back in March, along with live performance footage and interviews with my bandmates. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible! Stay tuned for announcements regarding our record release shows coming up in February; Battle Mountain is out February 11th. Love you all, let’s have a musical 2014!
I’m excited to announce that I’m heading to California next week to record my debut album at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco. Recording alongside me are some of my closest friends, Ari Chersky, Sam Reider, Garret Lang, and Evan Hughes. Stay tuned for updates from the studio, and previews from the record!
Welcome to my new website! I’m looking forward to sharing exciting new music with you, along with news, photos, videos, and updates. Make sure to check out my friend Chris Elfving’s beautiful artwork featured throughout, and a big thanks to Nick Hemenway for building this website.