Benjamin Booker is a young New Orleans based singer-songwriter influenced by The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex.
ATO is excited to announce the signing of Benjamin Booker, a young New Orleans based singer-songwriter. Described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues”, Booker cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex. Benjamin’s self-titled debut album, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) will be released Fall 2014 on ATO (USA) / Rough Trade (Europe)
An esteemed colleague had this to say about Benjamin’s music:
It’s exciting, raw, soulful, and has a brilliant relentless beat, that only those who love rock and roll truly understand.”
Here’s a video from forthcoming single “Violent Shiver” (7″ out in May)