Singer-Songwriter Night feat. Ben & Ash, Jamie Green, & Miss Judy B

Ben & Ash

Beautifully melodic acoustic singer/songwriter duo.

Ashley Ann Lambert had the privilege of meeting Mr. Ben Kendall in the summer of 2006 on the streets of Santa Barbara. State Street to be exact. Little did she know, two years later, the two would join together to create a mixed sound of Kendall's rustic rock songwriting and Lambert's New York savy classic vocals. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Benjamin Stowell Kendall found the guitar in the fall of 1999 at age 18. Years later, his rock/western songwriting style is influenced by an abundance of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, the Old 97s, Metalica, and even Sarah Mclachlan. Kendall has played with other local bands such as Wil Ridge and The Dead Horse Opera, Tonedown, and Cutthroat but is now pursuing (at times with the help of Ashley Ann Lambert) his own art. Also born in Santa Barbara, Ashley grew up training classically at the Music Academy of the West developing an operatic and musical theater repertoire. She pursued theater in New York City attending New York University's Tisch School and currently bounces back between both coasts. This is her first experience with singer/songwriter material and she has adapted quite nicely to this new sound.

With influences as eclectic as Chaka Khan, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt and Fiona Apple, you won't want to miss this award-winning singer-songwriter in a rare full band performance. Says the Santa Barbara Independent: "Jamie Green is as multi-faceted as her songs let on. In front of her backing band, she wails like a young Alanis Morissette at her most jaded. Playing solo, she is as pensive as her lyrics are thought-provoking, singing tunes that are empowering, reflective, and obviously coming from the heart." Jamie's band members have collectively played with Lauryn Hill, Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald and Dave Koz. This performance marks the 20 year anniversary of the recording of her first album, winner of the L.A. Music Award for Independent Pop Album of the Year. Come hear the songs from this and her subsquent critically acclaimed albums, played by the original recording musicians.


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