Jamming With The PeaceTrain Band

Last night waa one of the best open mic nights I have ever played at. R Lo’s Pub & Grub had its monthly open mic night, which is held on the first Sunday of every month and hosted by the PeaceTrain Band, and like last time, I brought my First Act electric guitar to play a few tunes with. However, the group’s lead axeman, Joe Parsons, let me play his Washburn acoustic guitar, on which I played songs by Vance Joy, the Smashing Pumpkins, the Lumineers, Sade, Chris De Burgh, and the Beatles. The PeaceTrain Band even asked me to sit in with them and play drums for them on a few songs. 

The biggest surprise for me was when Joe told me that he was letting me have his guitar. It was the last thing that I expected because I still have my 12-string acoustic, which is in the pawn shop. Still, I accept this kind-hearted gesture and took my new axe home along with my electric guitar and starred practising on the former almost immediately.

Joe, if you are reading this, thank you so much for letting me have your beautiful guitar. You did not have to do this, but I already love the instrument, and it plays like hell on wheels!

Remember that if you sing and/or play an instrument, come down to R Lo’s for the next open mic on May 7th between 7 and 9 PM, and let the PeaceTrain Band know that you want to perform a few tunes for us. R Lo’s is located at 207 Fisher Ferry Street in Thomasville, North Carolina. Be there or be square!

Back At R Lo’s Tomorrow!

Hello, everyone! This is just a quick note to let you know that I will be back at R Lo’s Pub & Grub in Thomasville tomorrow evening for its monthly open mic night, which is hosted by my friends, the PeaceTrain Band. The event happens on the first Sunday of every month from 7 PM through 9 PM, and R Lo’s is located at 207 Fisher Ferry Street in Thomasville, NC. Whether you play an instrument or not, come on out and join us tomorrow!

A Few Random Things About Benji Martin

What’s up? I thought that I would do something new here, which is blog a few random facts about myself at least once a week. For starters:

  1. I am 42 years old.
  2. I live in Thomasville, North Carolina, where I was born and raised.
  3. I am currently single.
  4. My favourite artists include the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Coldplay, and Daughtry.
  5. I love dogs, especially small ones.
  6. Besides music, my hobbies include drawing, bike riding, and photography.

I will post a few more random things about myself in a few days. Also, stay tuned for more updates on my music. Plus, like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

Good To Be Back #openmic #concert

I just got home from playing at my first #openmicnight in five years. It was at R Lo’s Pub & Grub in my hometown of Thomasville, North Carolina, and it was hosted by my friends, the PeaceTrain Band. Between their sets, which included renditions of classics by the likes of Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and John Denver, I was fortunate to play two sets, which altogether included verions of hits by U2, Sir Paul McCartney, Vance Joy, and the late George Michael, plus one of my original songs, (U) Spit Me Out. Aside from the positive feedback that I received from everyone who enjoyed my performance, I had a great time enjoying and playing some awesome music.

Remember that if you’re a Piedmont Triad area musician, come on out to R Lo’s on the first Sunday of every month and share your God-given talents! R Lo’s Pub & Grub is located at 207 Fisher Ferry Street in Thomasville. Be there or be square!

Open Mic Night at R Lo’s Pub & Grub

What’s up, everyone? I hope that your day is going well. I just want to call your attention to an event that has just started. It is the monthly Open Mic Night at R Lo’s Pub & Grub in Thomasville, North Carolina, and it is hosted by my friend Phillip Peace and his group, the PeaceTrain Band. I will keep you posted on the exact date of this event.

If you live in the Piedmont Triad area of NC and you are a musician or if you just enjoy good music, come on out next month to R Lo’s Pub & Grub, which is located at 207 Fisher Ferry St. in Thomasville. You will have a great time, and that is a guarantee!