BENJAMIN BOOKER – Back With Gospel Inspired Pearl ‘WITNESS’…

Young New Orleans based singer-songwriter & guitarist BENJAMIN BOOKER impressed
me and many critics with his first, self-titled, album back in 2014. A magnificent mix of raw blues, affecting soul and garage rock fueled firecrackers with a sharp edge caused by his exceptionally hoarse and ardent voice and the squeaky guitar noise he produces. He will release his second longplayer, titled WITNESS on 2 June via Ato Records. Here’s the first single, the title track. It’s a gospel inspired pearl featuring soul legend MAVIS STAPLES. The feel is warm, heartfelt and emotive yet the song’s story deals with the artist’s own experience of racism in America and his country’s foreign policy. In an extensive message on his website he explains in-depth what inspired him to write this particular track. You can read it here.

Press & play the audio clip for the sensitive diamond…

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Benjamin Booker in Brussels, 2015a stirred experience (photos: JL)

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