Our Critics' Picks

  • Slideshows
  • Videos


  • SAT JUNE 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Ben de la Cour is a folk musician with the songwriting acumen of a young Nick Cave. 'Sobriety and the Woman' is 3 minutes, 14 seconds of dark, brooding acoustica that pitches de la Cour as a raw musician with the lyrical wisdom of a vitriolic Leonard Cohen. It's stark, melancholic and packed with emotion and will send you collectively weak at the knees." -Fresh Deer Meat "Brilliant" -BBC Radio Bristol "Literary, moody and hauntingly melodic" -San Francisco Free Folk Festival Ben de la Cour started out playing in metal bands at the age of eleven in Brooklyn. At twenty-five years old he has been a boxer in Cuba, a busker in Paris, a janitor in a mental institution, a farm worker and the frontman for London based doom-lunatics Dead Man's Root with whom he released two albums. In 2009 de la Cour began recording and gigging on his own and has since played all over the country as well as touring the UK, Ireland, France and Switzerland. He currently lives in Los Angeles and released his debut album "Under a Wasted Moon" in 2010 on iTunes. Like his heroes Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits and Hank Williams, he echoes the timeless voices of the past while creating something contemporary, haunting and unique. Admission on door.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >