Hearing a songwriter, like Benjamin Tod, 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).
Benjamin Tod came from a band setting.
He released a solo album in December of 2017 — just himself and a guitar.
And, yes, it is truly magical.
“I Will Rise”
Benjamin Tod, who also plays with the Lost Dog Street Band, released his solo album “I Will Rise” in late 2017.
Tod’s “I Will Rise” contains 10 songs that will downright rip your heart out, make you reflect, and proceed to kick your heart down the street like an empty tin can.
Benjamin Tod’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 his songs that, you know, are loaded with personal tales, trials, and tribulations.
Benjamin’s voice has this quality that I’ll refer to as “raw yet refined.”
You can hear it when he trails off on a line with this unique three-note step down that seems a bit Celtic infused
“I Will Rise” is a must-play on one of those days when you wake up only to see the clouds hanging low in the sky, contemplating 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)