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Ben Arsenault

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Ben first became interested in country music as a kid when his Dad would listen to Hank Williams on weekends while making breakfast. At 13 he picked up a guitar and began his idolization of Jerry Garcia. Upon learning that Jerry started as a bluegrass musician, Ben began singing and playing bluegrass. He followed the call to Montreal, QC where he was a regular at the Barfly’s Sunday Bluegrass and Old Time Country jam. With a couple of pals from the Barfly jam he formed and fronted the country-rock band Martyr & Pistol, which played around the Montreal bars for several years with artists like Lil’ Andy and Yonder Hill. Now back on the west coast, Ben gigs with his alt-country/jam band Real Ponchos and is pursuing a solo career in traditional, roots based country music. He has recently recorded a solo album with Victoria pedal steel guitarist Marc Jenkins and all around music man Blake Enemark. This collection of tunes, featuring Ben on acoustic guitar, harmonica and voice, tells of the trials and tribulations of human existence and is a tribute to the great singer/songwriters of country music. A second album is in the works for a release in the late summer/early fall.

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