Tulsa World has an excellent interview with Paul Benjaman Band in advance of this weekend’s local release party. New album Sneaker is out on CD and digital formats on Horton Records on Friday, October 30th.
In some ways, especially in rhythm, that’s a strong line between the music Benjaman makes and the music Tulsa legend JJ Cale made.
“Some of his stuff was one chord. When you think it’s going to go to a bridge or something like that, it’s out,” Benjaman said. “What gets intricate is the different rhythms, that’s where the intricacies play out, juxtaposed with each other.”
Sneaker has that in spades. The 12 songs on the album rock and groove in exciting ways, with Benjaman’s guitar work captivating.