Homegrown Michigan roots music for today
Ben Daniels is the son of actor Jeff Daniels, but that's very much the beginning of a story, not the end. When Ben Daniels decided he was going to be a musician, it was more than a career choice. A natural poet, this young songwriter went to school on Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and Jack White, among others. His lyrics speak directly to a younger generation that hears, sees, and thinks about the very things he’s writing. From their opening song to the finale of their set, The Ben Daniels Band brings originality and musicianship to a sound that spans Americana, blues, jazz, and rock. What Ben inherited from his father is, perhaps, a feeling for what it takes to live life as an artist, to reach out and create not just songs but anthems with arrangements that pull people in. With seven CDs under their belts, The Ben Daniels Band has grown to be a formidable group that sounds pleasantly familiar, yet unforgettably unique. They come to The Ark with a new release, "Travelusive." Toronto songwriter Ken Yates opens.