For immediate release: Ben Ballinger and His Band—West Coast Tour
Ben Ballinger is available for Web, Print and Radio interviews/On-air performances, and any other opportunities to promote his current tour and new album The State I'm In.
'The State I'm In' LP Available On Vinyl Through Good Horse Records
“The State I'm In ranks among Austin's Best Americana of 2014.” (Kevin Curtin of the Austin Chronicle)
“A warm-voiced alt-twang tunesmith...Ballinger sounds part Father John Misty and part Townes Van Zandt.” (Minneapolis Arts & Entertainment)
Ballinger's song 'Lines' was featured on FX's hit series Sons' of Anarchy.
The State I'm In (produced by Ivan Evangelista) was recorded and mixed on tape, then mastered for vinyl. “The sound you hear on the LP has never touched a computer,” says Ballinger.
Notable tracks include: “Ashes to Ashes”--“The State I'm In”--“Confessions in Flannel”
Stream the songs HERE
Free Promotional Download of 'The State I'm In' HERE
VIDEO of Ashes to Ashes - Live at the White Horse, ATX
Ballinger's previous albums: Fabrication, (produced by Sebastian Rogers), and My Own Private White House (featuring Austin garage-folk band The Dalles), were both well-received by local press and radio.
Raised in rugged eastern Oregon, songwriter Ben Ballinger has been a vital part of the Austin scene for the last 4 years. His new full-length is his first release on Good Horse Records, and it's set to bring his brand of smart, complex American roots music to a whole new audience.
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Artist Website and EPK w/ Tour Dates
Those who like their swarthy barroom romantics served up with serious singer-songwriter chops should not miss a chance to see Ben Ballinger and his Band. The Austin-based three-piece is touring the West Coast this month showing off new tunes from the recent release The State I'm In.
Frontman and songsmith Ben Ballinger hails from the Dalles, OR so he's back in familiar territory, and longtime fans will not be disappointed. One listen to the new album (recorded straight to tape, and mastered in true analog to vinyl lacquers) proves that Ballinger is sticking to his roots even after being picked up by Good Horse Records last year. It's a long way from the edge of the Cascades to the Texas Hill Country, and you can almost hear that journey in his warm, weathered voice. There's something decidedly roadhouse, something Western, about his style, but something also undeniably sophisticated in the delivery. It’s a lonesome kind of Beat wisdom beneath the twang that tells you he's more worldly than his desert roots would suggest.
Ballinger's live shows are dripping with that paradoxical hopefulness, that stoic pride which only comes from being kicked around by love, and surviving to tell the story. The trio he's put together for the new LP and the upcoming tour (featuring Evan Nicholson and Mark Henne) is his tightest ensemble yet, so, if you want the real heartbroken-grit from today's sharpest backroad troubadour, Ben Ballinger with the Nicholson/Henne rhythm section is a must-see.