Finalist at the 2014 and 2015 International Blues Challenge with his band The Illamatic's and solo in Memphis.Ben was voted best guitarist at the 2015 International blues challenge and has 4 Muddy awards and 2 Rooster awards from local music society's from Portland Oregon. Ben at 25 has 4 records out 2 with radio and internet play and has opened for BB King, James Cotton, Dave Mason, Fabulous Thunder Birds and others solo or with his band.Ben has a music degree in Jazz performance from University of Oregon and teaches Mariachi when he is not playing.He plays over 250 shows a year and his band is know for putting on a show that will have you singing,dancing, and crying as Ben runs your emotions up and down. As one IBC judge said" I looked over and the female judge next to me was crying and then I started Ben had the audience in complete silent with his version of Keys to the Highway" [+]
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