Ben Howard - Words and Music - 2012

by Alisa Ali

I used to favor singer-songwriters over other musicians. These days though, I've been listening to louder music: more bands, more electronic-based. But listening to Ben Howard and his album, Every Kingdom, reminded me of my roots. I love that experimental keyboard-based stuff, but man am I a sucker for a good guitarist. There is just something about watching and listening to a person fingerpick on an acoustic guitar—especially when paired with thoughtful lyrics. It's really the essence of music, isn't it? A guitar and a voice: that's all you need. I'm so glad we're doing video now with the Studio A sessions. Now you'll be able to see what we see.

[recorded: 04/02/12]

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