Profiles: Ben Reddell

Gonzo Country — By on March 28, 2013 3:00 pm

 

TURNSTYLED JUNKPILED’S PROFILES

BEN REDDELL

HOME: Los Angeles

PROFESSION: Muffin man and Musician

HOBBIES: I collect LOUIS L’AMOUR books

LAST ALBUM PURCHASED: CHRIS SMITHER “LEAVE THE LIGHT ON”

LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Just finished my first solo record,”THE BIG DANG DEAL”.  Available here.

QUOTE: “If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.” – Steinbeck

CRAZIEST ROAD MEMORY: One time I was on the road with “Leslie and the Badgers” and we played a gig in Shasta Lake.  Some hippy dude smoked some hash with me before the 2nd set. When I got back on stage, I was so high I forgot how to play the bass. And what made matters worse, each of my hands had 12 fingers on them. From there on out, I never smoke weed before a show.

FAVORITE BEER: Barqs, that root beer has bite!

WHO’S THE ULTIMATE COUNTRY PIMP: Willis Allan Ramsey

PROFILE: It’s about dang time Ben Reddell put down his bass and started writing songs because L.A. needed a happy-go-lucky, tall Texan to prove that it’s possible to be a Country singer even if you constantly have a smile on your face. We’ve never seen Ben look sad, but the 70s inspired Big Dang Deal has the right amount of drown in your sorrows tunes mixed with get up and dance groove to give listeners something for any mood. You can catch Ben walking around Echo Park saying hello to everyone who walks by (is there anyone in those parts he doesn’t know?), playing his 4 string guitar (bass) with Drive He Said and Rod Melancon or singing his own songs at a local bar, rocking out with his band that features three guitars including Ben on his will be signature, Buck Owens lookin’ telecaster with a Texas Flag paint job that he just debuted at his Big Dang Deal album release show at the Silverlake Lounge.

WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/BenReddellBand

FAVORITE L.A. MAGAZINE: Turnstyled Junkpiled!

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