Such a treat to chat a bit with Ben Lubeck today about his new solo record, “Rented Rooms,” coming out later this month. In advance of the release, Ben is headlining a fantastic triple bill this Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Turf Club in St. Paul. The event kicks-off the Capitol City’s “Year of Music” and is also a fundraiser for the Minnesota Music Coalition (a wonderful organization of which I’m a very proud member of). Along with Ben and his band, there will be performances by Mary Bue and Silverback Colony. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Hope to see you there!
“Rented Rooms” is a really lovely — and quite personal — body of work from one of Minnnesota’s most engaging performers. The stories that inspired “Rented Rooms” may belong to Ben — but their lessons are universal. Kudos to this amazing talent!