July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10
Ben Prestage, everyone’s favorite one-man band, is making his pilgrimage to our Friday night event! Ben made his debut in Memphis as a street busker, and later returned to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge (the world’s largest gathering of Blues musicians) Within three consecutive years took he 4th, 3rd, and 2nd place. He is also the only two-time recipient of the Lyon/Pitchford Award for “Best Diddley-Bow Player.” Ben’s interesting approach to instrumentation, (finger-style guitar, harmonica, banjo, lap-steel, fiddle, resonator guitar, foot-drums, vocals) and his award-winning original songwriting (recipient of “The Most Unique Performer” at “The Song- writers’ Showcase of America”) has earned him invitations to perform across North America, Europe, and as far as North Africa. All awards aside, he believes himself to be the future of American Blues, Roots Music, Americana and is one of today’s most talented outsiders.