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Artist of the day: Ben Bryan Band




If you dig Ben Harper or Rusted Root, you might want to give the rootsy Ben Bryan Band a listen.

Fronted by (you guessed it) singer-guitarist Ben Bryan, the group plays jammy acoustic funk-folk with elements of jazz and rock. Bassist Alejandro Arenas, guitarist John Mayeux, drummer Todd Lutes and fiddle/dulcimer player Rick LaBarbara round out the group.

They've put together a new self-titled CD that's available on and iTunes. They're planning a CD release show Nov. 13 at the Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg. But before that, check them out at Ribfest in St. Petersburg. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Water Side Stage. Tickets to Ribfest are $10-$15; click here for all the details.

[Last modified: Friday, October 29, 2010 2:53pm]


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