Benjamin Booker’s debut was an absolute powerhouse of an album. Seeing him live will leave your jaw on the floor. He is force of nature both in his guitar playing and his vocals. His sophomore album will be out on 6/2 via the fine folks at ATO. He’ll be down at SXSW. If you have a chance to see him and his band, do so.
On ‘Witness,’ Booker has created his most ambitious work yet by digging deep into his passion for eccentric soul, R&B, and blues – drawing on everything from William Onyeabor’s 70s African psych-rock to Freddie Gibbs and Pusha T, while never straying too far from the garage-punk intensity that made his self-titled 2014 debut such a creative breakthrough. The album’s ten new, original tracks were all written by Booker, produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby), and mixed by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes).
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