Sensational new album out now!
Benny Guitar Carr is a guitarist from Devon who is passionate about blues, jazz and roots music. Ben performs regularly as an energetic and engaging solo artist playing slide guitar and building up a big sound using a cajon, drum kick pedal and tambourine. Ben also has a rockin’ band The Hot Rats and a foot stomping duo Ben & Sy’s Stompin’ Blues
– both feature on his latest album Good Times.
Good Times was inspired by a trip Ben took to New Orleans. Whilst traveling out there he had the grand privilege of not only seeing, but also getting to play with, Ian Smith and The Frenchman Street Horns. This collaboration, combined with a vast array of ideas Ben had been developing for songs, led to the creation of an international recording featuring some of Great Britain’s finest players hand in hand with an incredible brass section from New Orleans. The album was recorded at PMC (Plymouth, UK) and Fudge Studios (New Orleans, USA). The material has been written with an ironic twist on the popular love song, brought to life with traditional music. If you like funky rockin’ blues….. you will not be disappointed.
Click below to hear Everybody Needs Good Times by Benny Guitar Carr
Musical Compilations and Thanks
All tracks on the album Good Times were written by Ben Carr with support from Michael Carr and Leanne Lidstone, with the exception of When I Get Low I Get High, which was written by Marion Sunshine, Saturday Night Special, which was written by Lee Clayton and She Don’t Sing No More, which was written by Jim Carr. The following musicians feature on the album: Lead guitar & vocals: Ben Carr Rhythm guitar: Vince Lee Drums: Aly Day and with Alex Kempinski on Everybody Needs Good Times Bass: Tom Carr Trumpet/trombone: Ian Smith Trumpet: Mike Kobrin Sax: Phil Morin and Dominick Grillo Baritone sax: Travis Blotsky Backing vocals: Aly Day, Becky Brine and Martha Nash Harmonica: Simon Lane Hammond organ: Ian Mair Cajon and foot tambourine: Ben Carr Musical arrangement: Ben Carr All tracks are mixed and produced by Ben Carr and Andrew ‘Doc’ Collins. Big thanks to Fudge Studios and Jack Miele for making it possible to make an international transatlantic recording and to all those that played on the album and provided creative input and support during its production. All artwork for the album is drawn and painted by Ben Carr and features those that contributed to the album.