Ben Forrester is a guitar player from New York. Coming from a music oriented family, he started playing guitar at a young age. From the very beginning he was attracted to Blues and Rock music. His father took him at age 13 to an Allman Brothers Band concert and it added fuel to the fire. Instantly becoming a student of the master playing of the bands history of guitar players including Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, and Warren Haynes to name a few, he learned from them to travel back through their influences and contemporaries. Enlisting many Blues albums from the Delta Blues to the British Invasion, the path broadened when more guitar players also sought inspiration from the old master such as Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Gary Moore, to contemporaries like Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, and Derek Trucks.
In learning through listening and playing improvisation based Blues and Rock, Ben has tried to bring an organic sound back into music. Being a student of freely playing has given him the chance to play with a more adapted style in the spirit of the torch bearing band, Gov't Mule. Thus putting the focus on letting the music breathe and playing for the moment, emotion, and inspiration.
Having recently moved to Germany, he is looking to bring his style and influence to Europe. Be on the look out for many shows, gigs, jams, and workshops with Ben Forrester on the bill.
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