New York Singer/Songwriter Ben Arthur Channels Bea Arthur in Popdose Interview

By on September 25, 2012

NEW YORK SINGER/SONGWRITER, AND NOVELIST AND MEDIUM BEN ARTHUR
 CHANNELS BEA ARTHUR FOR POPDOSE INTERVIEW
Currently on Tour To Support CD/Novel If You Look For My Heart

New York singer/songwriter and novelist Ben Arthur’s talents run deeper than even he knew. Thanks to our friends at Popdose, he can add a third title  – medium – to his impressive list of accomplishments. Channeling the beloved actress Bea Arthur, Ben’s tongue is firmly planted in cheek while giving insight to the afterlife.

On a more serious note, last week Ben released an ambitious, simultaneous album (his sonaBLAST! debut) and novel both titled If You Look for My Heart and feature guest appearances from indie hip-hop legend Aesop Rock and acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata. The music is inspired by the three main characters, as well as specific scenes in the novel but each can stand alone as its own work of art. And as an eBook (available October 11), the songs are embedded in the novel, taking full-spectrum advantage of new technology (for example, when the main character Andrea sees Rachael Yamagata in concert, the song “Desolate” can be played).

Ben celebrated his release with a performance at Joe’s Pub in New York City and is currently on tour with performances in Charlottesville, Cleveland, and Columbus to mention a few.

The video for the single “So Far” premiered at Paste Magazineearlier this month. And he recently interviewed and performed on WSLS “Daytime Blue Ridge” in his native Virginia. 


Tour Dates
September
18 House concert    Roanoke, VA
18 WSLS interview, noon    Roanoke, VA
18 WCNR Interview, 8pm    Charlottesville, VA
19 WNRN, live on-air (9am)    Charlottesville, VA
19 The Garage (w Phil St. Ours)    Charlottesville, VA
22 House concert    Philadelphia, PA
October  
11 Wilbert’s (opening 4 Goldenboy)    Cleveland, OH
12 The Basement    Columbus, OH
13 House concert    Bloomington, IN
17 WBSD Interview (2:50pm)    Burlington, WI
17 Luck Star Pub    Burlington, WI
20 House concert    Minneapolis, MN

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