Ben Arthur Interview On The Time Machine
Singer-songwriter and author Ben Arthur was a recent guest on The Time Machine. In 2004, Ben's third album "Edible Darling" was released and both "Mercy" and "Mary Ann" from that album were in heavy rotation on The Time Machine for nearly two years. The albums "Mouthfeel" (2007) and "Roadkill (2009) followed with continued airplay. 2012 saw the release of Ben's sixth album "If You Look for My Heart" which is an interrelated concept album and novel pairing. Sharing title, themes, and characters, the album and the book are densely interrelated, yet independent works. Guest appearances by Aesop Rock and Rachael Yamagata on the album are echoed in the narrative of the book. Ben shared with the Maui radio audience his inspiration for his latest work and his early musical influences.
In addition to his six albums and latest novel, Ben Arthur has published a previous novel titled "The Lure Of The Distant Sound". Ben has performed on national television and the internationally syndicated radio program "Acoustic Café" and has shared the stage with artists including Dave Matthews, Tori Amos, Bruce Hornsby, Toots and the Maytals, Shawn Colvin and Sophie B Hawkins. Ben has licensed his songs to ABC, CBS, Showtime and PBS plus he has had three half hour specials devoted to his work on Sirius XM radio. Since 2011, Ben has hosted and co-produced the video series "Dubway Days", in which he writes and records a song with a featured artist over the course of a day. Guests so far have included John Wesley Harding, Ollabelle, Vienna Teng, Tracy Bonham, and Latin film star and two time Grammy-nominee Ximena. Live performances, interviews, fan-made videos, and covers of Ben’s songs by other artists can be found online at YouTube, Facebook, iLike, LastFM, etc. and Ben’s songs on Pandora have logged half a million plays.
Music from Def Leppard was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck.