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!

Thank You

Hello, everyone! How are you doing? I am doing well and hanging in there. This is just a short note that as 2015 draws to a close, I would like to express my gratitude to you all for your love, support, and prayers during this past year. Yes, these past almost three months have been tough for my family and myself due to my mama’s illness and death, but by the grace of God, we are still holding it together despite how rough this holiday season has been without her.

Also, if you have been enjoying my videos on YouTube, thanks you very much. I intend to have more uploaded in 2016, and I still plan to have at least one song recorded and available for sale within the next year or two. Stay tuned for updates, and once again, thanks for your steadfast support. God bless you all!

Who (Or What) Is A “Dude?”

I normally rarely used the blog portion of my offIcial website, what I am about to vent about has been eating at me for years. I have encountered a number of words that I did not find to be favourable, but there is one word that should definitely be removed from the English language — “dude.”

What exactly is the big deal about people addressing others as “dude?” That word has been so overused that it is driving me crazy! I say this because I am tired of being addressed as “dude” by other people. When I was a kid, it was cool to call other guys dudes or address them as such, but as I have gotten older, that word has gotten more obnoxious, and one reason for that is because when I started jamming with other musicians about a decade and a half ago, those guys started calling me “dude” so much that I just got tired of hearing that word. Now when other people address me as “dude,” that makes me so mad that it is not even funny!

To everyone who is reading this blog entry, including my friends to whom I have not spoken in a while, please do NOT call me “dude.” Instead, I would like it if you would simply address me as Benji.

Thank you.