Aug 082012

Ben GloverBen Glover

Ben Glover is back with a fourth album, Do We Burn The Boats. It’s as emotionally graceful and expertly Americana as his previous three, but of course, with even more song writing maturity. His Springsteen-esque qualities and healthy Dylan twinge feature even more and the critics’ early premonitions of greatness are even more justified.

Glover has garnered rave album and concert reviews from across the globe and has toured extensively both as an opening act and as a headliner. In the past calendar year his touring schedule included dates in Belfast, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, New York, Brussels as well as dates at the famed Hotel Café in Los Angeles and sold out shows in the Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café.

He hails from Glenarm, Co Antrim, a small coastal village 30 miles from Belfast, N. Ireland and splits him time between there and Nashville, Tennessee. This singer/songwriter traded in a degree in law to peruse music and from all accounts it was a move that has paid off.

Glover has toured and/or performed with Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Mary Gauthier, Jason Mraz and Tift Merritt. His songs have been used in feature films such as “Finding Joy,” hit webisode series “Adults Only,” and as the theme song for BBC N.Ireland sports programme “The Championship”.

Do We Burn The Boats is released August 13th on BG Tunes.

Nicholas Parsons

On Friday this week, Graeme will be talking to Nicholas Parsons.