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Boxcar Ben



Hamilton, ON

Boxcar Ben is a one man blues-rock band hailing from Hamilton, Ontario. With dynamic elements of classic rock and heavy blues influences shining through his moody guitar work and a raspy melodic voice woven throughout. In 2017 he released his first EP “Steel City Streets” which he performed on the streets busking for Hamilton’s monthly Art Crawl. So inspired by this he began to perform open mics downtown almost weekly and began to develop his ‘one-man-band’ busking inspired sound. Building a kick drum and guitar amplifier into an old suitcase and with his raspy Cornell-esque vocals Ben started to raise some eyebrows. In 2018 Ben wrote and recorded a live off the floor album that showcased his energetic grunge fueled blues-rock sound. Gaining momentum with his new music and building a local following Ben began to perform opening sets at nearly all of Hamilton's music venues. Showing no signs of slowing down in 2019 Ben buckled down in January and got started writing and recording a second album of songs. "Fragments" was released during Hamilton's Supercrawl festivities.