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About To #Rock The Triad Again! #concert #openmic #ncmusic

#rock #concert #openmic #ncmusic

Hello, Piedmont Triad! I hope that you are having a great Easter holiday weekend. This just a quick note that starting in July, I plan on playing at open mic nights in Greensboro and Winston-Salem once again for the first time in several years. Keep checking back here for more details as they become available.

I will see y’all in July as my 2017 Open Mic Comeback Tour heads your way! May God bless you, and thanks for your support!

My Playlist From R Lo’s — Sunday, 2nd April 2017 #concert #openmic

Here is my playlist from the open mic night at R Lo’s Pub & Grub in Thomasville, North Carolina on Sunday, 2nd April 2017:

First Set

  • Riptide — Vance Joy
  • Ho Hey — The Lumineers
  • The Sweetest Taboo — Sade
  • Disarm — The Smashing Pumpkins

Second Set

  • The Lady In Red — Chris De Burgh
  • For No One — The Beatles

    I will include some original songs at the next open mic night that I will play at. Stay tuned!

    Photos From R Lo’s

    Here are a few photos from this past weekend’s monthly open mic night at R Lo’s Pub & Grub in Thomasville, North Carolina.

    The PeaceTrain Band: (from left to right) Joe Parsons on lead guitar, Sylvia McNeill on keyboard, and Phillip Peace on rhythm guitar.

    Joe playing some killer riffs on my First Act ME357 electric guitar.

    These shots of me were taken by PeaceTrain Band keyboardist/flutist Sylvia McNeill:

    If anyone has anymore pics or videos of anymore of my performances, be sure to email them to benjimartinmusic@gmail.com.

    A Few More Random Things About Benji Martin

    Hello. I hope that you have found the random facts about myself to be fascinating. So here are a few more:

    1. My favourite colours are red and blue.
    2. Most of my relatives live in the Low Country of South Carolina.
    3. I am currently employed as a cook at Zaxby’s in Thomasville, North Carolina (where Chel “Shelly” Leibel is the General Manager).
    4. Two of my favourite topic to write songs about are love and heartbreak.
    5. As a child, I wanted to be an auto mechanic, and then as a teenager, I wanted to be a policeman.
    6. I am a proud owner of two acoustic guitars, one electric guitar, and one bass guitar.

    My New Guitar

    This is the newest addition to my college of guitars, the Washburn EA15/ATB, which was previously owned by my friend, Joe Parsons of the PeaceTrain Band. I was not expecting this to happen, but he was kind enough to let me have it because I have been using my First Act electric guitar exclusively as of late and because my Rogue 12-string acoustic guitar has been in the pawn shop for the past few months.

    Before last month when I played at my first open mic night in nearly five years, I had never played a Washburn as I remembered, but I have played Gibsons, Epiphones, Martins, and Fenders, all of which are great acoustic guitar brands, and my new Washburn is one of the most fantastic instruments I have ever played in my life.