Ben Niven

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I dug out my old alto recorder several years back and got thinking if I could just learn to play a simple phrase or two on it, I could incorporate it into a song. It was a nice idea, but in practice I did better at digitally editing a take together…read more
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This was inspired by a trip to the college my wife attended for a homecoming/class reunion gathering. Comparing my mental picture beforehand, based on anecdotes of her college experience she'd told me, to the actual people and places, was kind…read more
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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…read more
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I recorded this Fall 2002, by myself, on a really old laptop with really old recording software. It's just me singing over two tracks of my acoustic guitar, in low C tuning. The two tracks were done in one pass, so it doesn't sound doubled...I…read more
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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…read more
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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…read more
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This was inspired by a trip to the college my wife attended for a homecoming/class reunion gathering. Comparing my mental picture beforehand, based on anecdotes of her college experience she'd told me, to the actual people and places, was kind…read more
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I dug out my old alto recorder several years back and got thinking if I could just learn to play a simple phrase or two on it, I could incorporate it into a song. It was a nice idea, but in practice I did better at digitally editing a take together…read more
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Recorded in 2001; me on guitars and vocals and Frank Reynolds, the drummer from my most recent band, on drums. Drums recorded in our barn's hayloft onto three tracks of a cassette four-track recorder (along with a scratch guitar track), then transferred…read more
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I recorded this Fall 2002, by myself, on a really old laptop with really old recording software. It's just me singing over two tracks of my acoustic guitar, in low C tuning. The two tracks were done in one pass, so it doesn't sound doubled...I…read more
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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…read more
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Guest said

Great stuff! You’d all fit right in here in west Texas!

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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…read more
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Guest said

i keep on telling people those little peaveys are really cool little amps…good stuff

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In 2001 my most recent band, Hoss Williams, recorded a four-song demo, and each of the four bandmembers contributed one song to it. This was mine. It's loosely about growing up in the country and being a teenager ripping around in clapped-out…read more
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Guest said

What a voice. I get ALL of the lyrics! Relaxed with an tiny bit of an edgy rhythm. Keep ‘em comin’

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This song was recorded in 1999 with my most recent band, Hoss Williams. The recording took place at the studio on the Webster University campus in St. Louis, Missouri. We were the subject of two audio program students' recording project, and we…read more
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Guest said

I got here from ss guitar. This one rocks! Nice.

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Recorded in 2001; me on guitars and vocals and Frank Reynolds, the drummer from my most recent band, on drums. Drums recorded in our barn's hayloft onto three tracks of a cassette four-track recorder (along with a scratch guitar track), then transferred…read more
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kirklynch said

Very nice! Really dig that LO Fi guitar sound in the solo

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I play guitar and am learning bass and lap steel. Slowly. I’ve been in a couple of bands around St. Louis and am now livin’ la vida domestica with my wife and son. I’ve been out of the gigging band life for several years and am at the point of wanting to step up my musical activity again. I’m hoping that putting some of my existing “homegrown” music on this site will be a step towards coming up with some new music!

from Troy, Missouri, United States

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