Ben Bullington in concert at the Mill Mountain Theatre April 28
Montana singer/songwriter (and Roanoke native) Ben Bullington will return to his hometown for a very special concert on Sunday, April 28th at 7:30 PM at the Mill Mountain Theatre. Joining him will be his brother Andy Bullington.
Ben released "Lazy Moon," his fourth CD of original songs late last year. Bullington, until recently a family doctor in Big Timber, Montana, is known for his thoughtful songs and intricate stories. He dedicated the project - "To the hardy and hard working people of Montana and the Rocky Mountain West."
"There is something in the freedom of the West, the countryside and the people, that I needed," said Bullington. "It's the perfect place for me to raise my sons, to work and to write. With 'Lazy Moon,' I figured I'd stay closer to home with a collection of songs centered in Montana and the West. It's string band music with a modern feel."
The eleven song CD features several guest musicians. "We collected some great musicians for the project including Andy Bullington, Tom Murphy, John Lowell, Russell Smith, Buff Brown, Joanne Gardner, Tracy Nelson - more guest musicians than I've ever had. The majority of the record was a core group, then 'Livingston' features our pack of Livingston misfits and adds Bill Payne and Kris Clone for a stomper final track."
Last year found Ben's original tunes reaching a larger audience with performances at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival and tours in the Northwest, Colorado, Upper Midwest and Chicago. At a very special December show at Nashville's historic Station Inn, Bullington traded songs with legendary songwriters Rodney Crowell, Darrell Scott and the Americana visionary Will Kimbrough.
Ben opened a show in Bozeman on January 16th for John Mayer and Zac Brown a benefit for the first responders and firefighters on the devastating Pine Creek Fire near his home. He's recently performed in California, at the prestigious 30A Songwriter Festival in late January in Florida, in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia and will soon return for festivals and shows in the Nashville area.
While in Nashville last December, Ben recorded yet another new project. Produced with Kimbrough, whose electric guitar artistry brings just the right atmosphere to Bullington's vital songs of love, death and justice in the age of global warming. Bullington adds, "This one will be a little departure, but not a jolt."
Why two CD's so close together? Dr. Bullington is now himself a patient, undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. He's had to give up his medical practice and plans to play as many shows for as many people as he can. And, Bullington notes if those shows are in warm places, all the better. "I'm digging being a full time artist and plan to stretch it as long as I can."
Mill Mountain Theatre Waldron Stage (View)
20 Church Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24011
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