Singer-songwriter, Ben Smith has released a fantastic new album, Picardy (pronounced PIK-er-dee), his first full-length record since 2011’s Crooked Earth.
The new album is the latest in a long line of song projects Ben has taken on over the last 20+ years—with bands (The Gilroys, Wise and Foolish Builders, Missing Palmer West), solo records (2011’s Crooked Earth, 2013’s EP Ravine Road, 2015’s Das Define: a song suite), his annual Old Man Winter holiday song catalog, his songs-for-hire project Songsmith, and his in-the-works musical Page Two. The album’s first single, “That’s Why We Walk” “is all 80s bloated glory: big, fat synths and drum machines, earnest call-to-action lyrics”. More info: www.bensmithsongs.com
Check out Ben on the ECLECTIMANIAC Radio show this Wednesday, September 19th!