Benjamin Vo Blues Band

Performance date: January 19, 2018

The Benjamin Vo Blues Band performs live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes ‘Things are Getting Shaky’ at 0:00, ‘Don’t go away’ at 3:15, and ‘Brown Cow’ at 10:38 .

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Vo

From his Facebook page:

Born on October 20th, I guess that makes me a Libra-Scorpio cusp, huh? Don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but at least I’m alive and well. Well, I’ve got the blues. And with the help of a few of my good friends, I was able to get some of it on tape. A lot of it is slow burning electric blues but I threw in a couple acoustic pieces in there as well. Hope you enjoy, thanks for listening – Benjamin

“…intense yet tasteful playing, heartfelt singing with attractive vibrato and warm vocal tone, and a directness to the songs.” – Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records)

“The Bandcamp website is ideal for picking up an unprecedented blues rock talent from time to time. In this case, it is the thirty-year-old guitarist and singer Benjamin Vo.” – Peter Marinus (Blues Magazine)

“…powerful voice, compelling songs, and sheer brilliance on guitar.” – Sam Campbell (Gig Spots)

“The blues were solid from the young performer, and the talk around me showed every person there was paying attention.” – Tory Gates (Broadway World Music)

“Favoring the deeper and darker blues, Benjamin’s band offers heavy swinging beats, smoky piano accompaniment, powerful vocals, and haunting lead guitar lines. From slow burning electric blues, to high energy slide guitar ditties, to mighty delta numbers, you are guaranteed a dynamic show.” – Rich Ruoff (Lancaster Roots and Blues)

“I’m not sure whether or not Lititz is a blues rock hub. I do know that Benjamin Vo certainly makes it seem that way single-handedly with his impressive “Country Sugar E.P.” While mixing in traditional blues tropes (Lyrics referring to cows and the Devil, 12 bar blues arrangements, etc), Vo goes a long way with just himself and a drummer.” – Kevin Stairiker (Fly Magazine)