Ben Knight & The Well Diggers, umin
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Hi, we are The Mitchells and we write and play original music in our hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. We played our first show as a group in October of 2012, and our first year will have included recording and releasing a five song E.P. we named The Bird Feather E.P. and a steady dose of practice and shows. Fast forward the time clock all the way up to now this very moment, and we have played all around the region very late at night in late night establishments most recently in Lexington, Indianapolis, Louisville, Athens, Dayton, and Columbus.
Mostly we play here locally in Cincinnati at our favorite places MOTR, Northside Tavern, Mayday, Pike Street, The Comet and The Southgate House Revival. This summer we opened the second annual Bunbury Music Festival here in Cincinnati and more recently we were selected to play at this year's MidPoint Music Festival which happened in September.
For the record, we have also been recording 10+ new songs that we plan on releasing this winter. We are very excited about this recording, our first full length long play album of songs.
Our music and the composition behind it has been described in nostalgic terms by many of our friends. We think that we make tunes that sound like us and that have a balance of melody and voicing. As a band we like to mix in pieces that accent the score without dominating any of the other parts. Our songs are a growing mix of things that individual songwriters have brought into the group as well as things that we have developed together when inspired. We think this is what makes our shows interesting because the perspective changes a little from tune to tune and from part to part. When things show up that are good we like to showcase those things and bring them out to shine.
Come check us out and like us on facebook because we would really appreciate it.
Ben Knight & The Well Diggers
Ben Knight was born in the coal fields of Webster County, KY. He grew up listening to Americana and outlaw country with his father and Motown and soul with his mother, which he cites as important musical influences.
Knight began performing live in Louisville, KY in 2008, while attending the University of Louisville. Starting with solo open mics and coffee shop gigs, Knight continued to play around Louisville until 2010.
After moving to Cincinnati, OH in 2011, Ben Knight made his rounds through the local open mic scene before joining forces with Elia Burkhart (upright bass) of Elia Goat and the Natural Horns in 2012. The duo became a trio with the addition of Jeremy Smart (lead guitar), formerly of Josh Eagle and The Harvest City, in January of 2013.
Ben Knight and The Welldiggers will be releasing their full length album in September 2013 and will spend most of the fall touring the Midwest.
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