Hearing a songwriter sing a completely raw and truthful song while performing solo is a magical experience. What makes it magic in my eyes is that it doesn’t really happen all too often… (I guess in my eyes it should happen all the time… so I am biased). The artist that I am listening to this week came from a band setting and went ahead releasing a solo album in December of 2017… just himself and a guitar… and yes it is truly magical. Benjamin Tod, who also plays with the Lost Dog Street Band, released his solo album I Will Rise in late 2017.
It contains 10 songs that will downright rip your heart out, make you reflect, and proceed to kick your heart down the street a little bit… even through the puddles and the potholes.
Benjamin’s album is well beyond a treat to listen to and it delivers on the raw and emotional front. One of the reasons I think this album emotes so well is that it’s just him, a guitar, and nothing else besides some songs that you know are loaded with personal tales, trials, and tribulations.
This album is a must play on one of those days when you wake up only to see the clouds hanging low in the sky contemplating on whether or not they’re going to let the rain out. “I Will Rise” is about the purest album I can think of released in the last 6 months.
Benjamin Tod Links
- Benjamin Tod’s Bandcamp Site
- Lost Dog Street Band Website
- I Will Rise Album
- Life’s a Dog Gone Shame (LDSB Album)
- Sick Pup (LDSB Album)
- Homeward Bound (LDSB Album)
- Rage and Tragedy (LDSB Album)