I play classic country music, either as a one man band or with my group.
In my one man band set up I sing, play guitar, harmonica, cajon, and other foot percussion all at the same time. My band consists of the finest pickers in Southern California.
I consult for Bars and Restaurants all over the country, and I've hired Mr.Bostick Several times.
The challenge I constantly have in my field is that every venue I improve or help, requires so many variables, and music is a big variable. Ben is able adjust in so many ways, which make things possible or me and my clients. Working with is easy and just fun.
I fear there is not enough room on this page to describe my experiences with Ben Bostick. From our very first encounter on the phone, and briefly after that, me spending the next 2 hours listening to his (then) 4 song EP, over and over, I knew I had to have him play at my brewery. At the time, I felt as though I had discovered something so rare and unique. I couldn't book him fast enough. I am truly humbled by a man that relentlessly follows his passion for his art. That passion shows through in his music and his words. It's an unlearned talent that very few possess. Ben Bostick has it. I have had the pleasure of his company, and that of his band mates at my brewery several times now. He has a regular place on my calendar, and makes the long trip every time. Weather he is solo, duo, trio, or quartet, every song is delivered as if it were meant for something greater than the room he is playing. I've told him, on several occasions, I want to book him as much as possible, before I can't. Keep an eye on this one. He's destined for great things.
I've had the pleasure to work with Ben for the past two years. His vocals and talent on the guitar are truly a sight to see. His engagement with the guests make him a performer you would not want to miss.
I highly recommend him for any type of occasion. If you like country and folk then you will want to check him out.
I've had the pleasure of seeing Ben perform many times at his weekly gig at The Escondite in downtown Los Angeles. He is an engaging and entertaining performing with a real knack for telling great stories through well crafted lyrics. His songs range in style from upbeat, foot stomping country tunes to mellower, contemplative folk type songs to straight up rockers. Ben is also a prolific songwriter who seems to being writing new material all the time. On top of all of that he is a stand up guy and a pleasure to be around. I am confident Ben will be a hit at any type of event he is booked for.
I saw Ben performing in Santa Monica
He is a ONE MAN BAND
He has great skills and he is very easy to work with.
I highly recommend him.
We hired Ben because we'd heard him play and loved his sound. It was a great decision and the best money we'd ever spent on entertainment - everyone who came to our party loved his music as much as we do and we're hoping we can get him to come this way again! He played his amazing original music, and also played several requested covers by Willie and Waylon (be sure to ask for "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys! He had everybody charmed with his warmth in addition to his musical ability. Our gathering was comprised of mostly adults but a few children came for awhile, too, and Ben was easily able to modify the words of two of his originals so the parents of the young ones would not be concerned! He's a lot of fun and one of the best song writers around. Love his sound and will see him next time we are in California, but most of all we hope to get him for a private occasion again.
It was my wife's idea to have live music at our house party, and I have to say it was one of her better ideas she's had! Ben was awesome:) loved his style of playing. Was authentic and soulful sounding. I Especially liked when he played Jonny cash tunes and his originals were great as well! He was professional and very friendly. Our guest loved him and took his info as well. We will for sure hire him for future parties and events that we have:) We highly reccomend hiring Ben, especially if you're looking for that country, Americana folk kind of sound! He's authentic and the real deal.
I hired Ben for my boyfriend's surprise birthday party, and he made the night all that more special. He knew all of our favorite songs plus he played his amazing originals as well. I highly recommend him for any events out there, especially for country fans. He has the best voice to accompany his poetic lyrics!
Ben Bostic is a genius artist and a true professional. He showed up early and his sound system sounded great. I like real country and he played some of my favorite songs, even took a couple requests. I will definitely hire him again!
What to Expect
I bring a full PA system and all the necessary gear. I often play situations that demand quiet, fingerpicking folk music. I just as often play all out countrified rocking party music to keep the dance floor moving, either with my one man band rig or with my five piece band. I have a large repertoire of classic country, Americana, and folk covers plus 3+ hours of original music. I dress for the occasion, show up on time, and always strive to exceed the client's expectations.
Ben Bostick is a Carolina-raised, California-based outsider country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His influences range from Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen to Waylon Jennings and The Band.
In a review of his debut EP, My Country, magazine No Depression says, “he comes on like an unholy alliance of George Jones and Merle Haggard.” The EP was nominated for an Independent Music Award in the Roots/Country category and earned Ben a spot in the Songwriter Serenade songwriting competition in Moravia, TX.
Ben Bostick’s self-titled debut album (2017) takes on a more progressive country tone, recalling such artists as Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson. “This eponymous album is so well written that it is to look into the heart of the divine, a true great,” says Liverpool Sound & Vision.
Additional Booking Notes
A power outlet makes life easier, but I do have a portable power rig which I use often.
Past Booked Events
|November 19, 2017 • 8:30pm - 11:55pm||Cowboy Palace|
|November 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Event - Santa Maria|
|November 11, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Lengthwise Pub|
|November 04, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||AWAIC Alaska|
|October 29, 2017 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Spoke Bicycle Cafe|
|October 26, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Cowboy Palace|
|October 20, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Cougar Vineyard & Winery|
|October 14, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Lengthwise Pub|
|October 13, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Old River Monte Carlo|
|October 07, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Riverbench Winery|
|October 01, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Riverbench Winery|
|September 30, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Big Shotz|
|September 29, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||The Fort at SilverLakes Backyard|
|September 24, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||The Escondite|
|September 24, 2017 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Spoke Bicycle Cafe|
|September 23, 2017 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm||Bareburger|
|September 21, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Tin Roof San Diego|
|September 17, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Escondite|
|September 14, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Nature's Brew|
|September 10, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Oak Mountain Winery|
|September 09, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Lengthwise Pub|
SAMPLE OF COVER SONGS:
The Week of Living Dangerously
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Folsom Prison Blues
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Forever & Ever, Amen
The Man In Me
I Walk the Line
If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Wanna Be Right)
Weary Blues from Waitin’
Just Like A Woman
Pancho & Lefty
Long Black Veil
Take It Easy
Long As I Can See the Light
Sold (Grundy County Auction)
You Never Even Called Me By My Name
Good Hearted Woman
On the Road Again
Cry, Cry, Cry
Settin’ the Woods on Fire
Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound
Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
+ More & Many Originals
Influences & Inspiration
Townes van Zandt
My only requirement is a little space to set up. I supply everything else.