Artist of the Week: Ben Rogers

Vancouver's favourite outlaw-blues singer Ben Rogers just released some new music, and you're not going to want to miss this. With a fuller, richer sound than you've heard from him before thanks to his stellar 4-piece band, The Bloodred Younger instantly some of my favourite country-western heartbreak blues. From the first tune "Wild Roses" there are stories of freedom, wild hearts and an irresistiblely beautiful dame - at least that's how I imagine her. From there - everything from cheeky, charming cowboy ballads to solumn songs are crafted with care and loads of satisfying riffs to please your ears.

You can buy the album on iTunes or below at Bandcamp, and start learning the songs for the album release next year. The release show is this Saturday at The Wise Hall, with Leeroy Stagger. Tickes $12 advance / $15 at the door, doors 8pm.