The Alternate Root Magazine reviews Paul Benjaman Band‘s new album Sneaker:
Paul Benjaman decorates with fall color patterns on Sneaker…Paul dips his audio pen in the landscape of Oklahoma on the Horton Records release. The label is based in Tulsa, OK, as is Paul Benjaman, who never forgets the Tulsa Sound of JJ Cale on the album as he gives it a seat next to a 2015 groove. Label mate, and Hard Working American, Jesse Aycock, provides pedal steel guitar on the album as Paul Benjaman Band stays true to the sound, righteously following its path while still managing to drive slightly outside it tracks.
The Alternate Root Magazine chooses Paul Benjaman Band‘s “Sneaker” as its top track of the week!
JJ Cale set the time for the Tulsa Sound, and Paul Benjaman Band are the Tulsa torchbearer’s carrying JJ’s groove. “Sneaker” slithers and slides like a loose electrical cable and heads for the dance floor as Paul Benjaman counts to ‘move to the beat of the two and the four.
Currentland reviews Paul Benjaman Band‘s new album Sneaker, out today on Horton Records, in the November issue.
The Bluegrass Situation premieres the new album by Paul Benjaman Band! Sneaker is out on October 30th from Horton Records.
“like ZZ Top playing Beck…an exercise in covert raucousness.”
The Tulsa Voice reviews the forthcoming album from Paul Benjaman Band, out on October 30th from Horton Records.
Benjaman has the simultaneously gritty, playful and soft delivery of Billy Gibbons, and it’s his unmistakable voice that guides the listener through the pan-genre track listing. Sneaker sneaks, with the harsh sweetness of a day drunk. Your head is splitting from last night’s debauchery, but you ride the manic wave higher with every sip.
The Tulsa Voice interviews Paul Benjaman Band — read some of Paul’s thoughts on music as a college degree, music as a religion, and an Oklahoma album that should have won a Grammy; and pick up the album, out on Horton Records on October 30th.
The Oklahoman interviews Paul Benjaman Band in advance of their album release party!
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.
“I’m trying to capture what’s going on during this really exciting time for Tulsa music…Playing live all the time…albums are your timepieces,” Benjaman said. “As the years go by, that’s the only thing you’ve got to show.”
Check out the interview with Paul Benjaman Band in The Oklahoman, and hear the premiere of “Estoy Loco,” the 2nd single from the forthcoming album “Sneaker” coming out on Horton Records on October 30th!
The Boot gives us a taste of the new Tulsa Sound with the premiere of “Sneaker,” the first single and title track from Paul Benjaman Band’s forthcoming album, out October 30th from Horton Records.