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CONTACT

For booking, press inquiries, or just to say hello - please contact: 

Benjamin Hermann  -   benahermann@gmail.com

 

DATES

 

 

2016

OCT.09.   w Roxanne Potvin + Familier WIld   THE PAINTED LADY   Toronto, ON

OCT.02.   w Abigail Lapell   @9PM   HOLY OAK   Toronto, ON

OCT.02.   Dana Sipos   @6PM   SOFAR SOUNDS Toronto, ON

SEPT.28.   @10PM   THE CAMERON HOUSE   Toronto, ON

SEPT.23.   w Vivian Wilder   @10PM   THE TRANZAC   Toronto, ON

 

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER - AMERICAN TOUR

SEPT.16.   THE LOFT   London, ON, Canada

SEPT.15.   HOUSE SHOW  Windsor, ON, Canada

SEPT.14.   UNCOMMON GROUND   Chicago, IL

SEPT.13.   LIBRARY HOUSE   Urbana, IL

SEPT.12.   THE HEAVY ANCHOR   St.Louis, MO

SEPT.11.   LAFAYETTES MUSIC ROOM   Memphis, TN

SEPT.10.   WHITE SQUIRREL BREWERY Bowling Green, KY

SEPT.09.   AMULET FARMS   Gallatin, TN

SEPT.08.   SUGARLANDS DISTILLING Gatlinburg, TN

SEPT.07.   HOUSE SHOW   Nashville, TN

SEPT.06.   LOST RIVER SESSIONS   Bowling Green, KY

SEPT.03.   MUDDY ROOTS FESTIVAL   Cookville, TN

 

AUG.27. - SEPT.04.  TUNE YOUR RIDE TOUR   Brockville, ON - Toronto, ON

JUN.02. - JUN.27.  EUROPEAN TOUR w Dana Sipos

 

MAY.21. Early Birds w Abigail Lapell   THE TRANZAC, Toronto, ON

MAY.21. Early Birds w Abigail Lapell   THE TRANZAC, Toronto, ON

LOW ROAD HOME TOUR 2016 - Dana Sipos & Benjamin Hermann

MAR.18.  THE BURDOCK, Toronto, ON, Canada

MAR.15.  LE CAGIBI, Montreal, QB, Canada

MAR.13.  PAULYS HOTEL, Albany, NY

MAR.11.  TBA, New York, NY

MAR.10.  HOUSE CONCERT, Mt.Rainier, MD

MAR.09.  GYPSY SALLY'S, Washington, DC

MAR.07.  C'VILLE COFFEE, Charlottesville, VA

MAR.06.  THE POCKET, Raleigh, NC

MAR.05.  TBA, Knoxville, TN

MAR.04.  ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE, Johnson City, TN

MAR.03.  AMULET FARMS, Gallatin, TN

MAR.02.  HOUSE CONCERT, Nashville, TN

MAR.01.  5 SPOT, Nashville, TN

FEB.28.  HOUSE CONCERT, Little Rock, AR

FEB.27.  SHIPPING & RECEIVING, FT.Worth, TX

FEB.26.  THE FIBONACCI, Amarillo, TX

FEB.25.  BARLEYCORNS, Wichita, KS

FEB.24.  THE ARTICHOKE, Wichita, KS

FEB.23.  KIRBYS BEER STORE, Wichita, KS

FEB.17 - 21.  Folk Alliance International, Kansas City, MO

FEB.16.  CODA, Kansas City, MO

FEB.15.  BACKROOM GALLERY, Independence, MO

FEB.14.  WESTPORT SALOON, Kansas City, MO

FEB.12.  THE IRON POSTUrbana, IL

FEB.11.  wsg Alex Drumm   STORM THE PHOG LOUNGE, Windsor, ON

FEB.06.  Benjamin Hermann + Dana Sipos   LES COMPAGNONS, North Bay, ON

FEB.07.  Benjamin Hermann + Dana Sipos   FROMAGERIE ELGIN, Sudbury, ON

JAN.21.  Benjamin Hermann + Harrow Fair + Tim Moxam!   THE BURDOCK, Toronto, ON  

2015

12.01.2015  Benjmain Hermann + Caitlin OhwolfO'brainz  Holy Oak, Toronto, ON

11.08.2015 - 11.21w Ronley Tepers Lipliners  Banff Centre For The Arts,  Banff, Alberta

11.07.2015  w Dana Sipos Band   Canadian Folk Music Awards   Edmonton, Alberta

10.30.2015  Benjamin Hermann + opening for HARROW FAIR  The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

10.29.2015  Album Release Concert  The BurdockToronto, ON

09.26.2015  Little Woods Festival   Voyager Inn, North Bay, ON

09.08.2015  Boscobel Porch Concert   Nashville, TN, USA

08.31.2015  w Dana Sipos Band   Muddy Roots Festival,  Cookville, TN, USA

08.31.2015  w Dana Sipos Band + Shackshakers+Slim Cessna  EXIT/IN,  Nashville, TN, USA

08.31.2015  Dana Sipos + Benjamin Hermann   The Spirited Goat,  Yellowsprings, OH, USA

08.27.2015  Dana Sipos + Benjamin Hermann Tour Kickoff   Holy Oak Cafe, Toronto, ON

08.26.2015  Benjamin Hermann + Ronley Teper + Quiet Revolution   Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON

07.13.2015  Benjamin Hermann Solo w Peter Cliche   The Raven and Republic, North Bay, ON

07.08.2015  Benjamin Hermann + Fruiting Bodies   The Cornerstone, Guelph, ON

07.05.2015  Benjamin Hermann + Fruiting Bodies + Twin Voices   Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON

 

 

 
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MUSIC

 

'WINDOWS WIDE OPEN' on ITUNES

Available now -  released on ROARING GIRL RECORDS - MAPLEMUSIC/FONTANA NORTH.

Windows Wide Open was written and recorded at various places throughout Canada. More specifically at various locations around Toronto, an arts residency in San Isidro, Mexico, Wells BC, and North Bay. Site would be the largest influence in the stylings represented here, the compositions, and often the recordings heavily effected by the environments they were done in. Also embedded in these tracks are the beautiful performances of an amazing group of musicians:

MELISSA BANDURA  -  MIRANDA MULHOLLAND  -  LARA DODDS-EDEN  -  MARK MCINTYRE  -  JANINE WRIGHT  -  DAVID SHELLY  -  K SCOTT MAYNARD

 

 

PREVIOUS RELEASES       


 
 

News & Updates

FEB 1 2016

Sudbury (Feb 7) and Windsor (Feb 11) concert posters!

 

JANUARY 2ND 2016 + UPCOMING

A crazy year was had. A new full length album on the scene, A great partnership with Roaring Girl Records. A beauty year of music making and travelling. Felt like there were no chairs in sight, constantly moving, always in motion, standing room only. And here's to more!!

The year to come has already filled itself with dreams, hopes, plans and bookings. Here are a few of them - with more updates very soon:

JANUARY 12th

Recording a couple new songs @ Union Sound w Alex Gamble of Audio Gamble - cast TBD + the wonderful Lara Dodds Eden

FEB 17-21

FAI in Kanses City, MO - for the third year in a row! 

I'm blessed to be accompanying the wonderful Dana Sipos once again at this conference + I'll be playing solo showcases as well. More info to come.

FEB - APRIL

LOW ROAD HOME TOUR 2016 - Dana Sipos and I, spreading good tunes through out random pockets of the US - a semi East Coast American Tour, combining Folk Alliance and a couple other bashes with a whole bunch of gigs on our way back North. Landing in Montreal, and then heading home(ish) - dates listed in DATES section

JUNE 19, 20, 21 +

Muddy Roots Belgium + Small European Tour (Netherlands and Germany)

 

 

OCTOBER 10TH 2015

October 29th Album Release Concert @ The Burdock!!!!! Send all your friends and family! 


SEPTEMBER 17 2015

A long awaited full length album Windows Wide Open will finally become available October 30th of this year. Released on ROARING GIRL RECORDS, a great independent label started by Miranda Mulholland, based out of Toronto, Canada. Here I am super excited to be working with the team at Roaring Girl, they are a lovely group of people! This release will be coupled with a fun concert in Toronto on at The Burdock, a great new listening room, inviting some of my favourite people who happen to be great musicians to join me on stage.

TOUR INTO THE MID-WEST+ MUDDY ROOTS FEST

Had the most beautiful time in the southern, rather mid-western USA touring and accompanying the lovely Dana Sipos. We played in Yellow Springs Ohio on the way down, one of the most quirky towns I've ever set foot in. Muddy Roots Festival was absolute fun-an-tastic craziness. Beautiful music, beautiful people, lovely team of organizers, appreciative and respectful crowds. There was only one golf cart accident, no biggie. Nashville also treated us pretty well, enjoying porches and great company!

2015 SUMMER TOURING

I was also out touring with Familiar Wild this past June and July in overseas. Double heading all our shows throughout the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. We played a huge variety of venues, but one thing remained the same, people love folk music over there and they treat musicians fabulously! 



 
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BIOgraphy

 

 BENJAMIN HERMANN - THE MUSICIAN PART

Benjamin Hermann's music hits the sweet spot with folk music lovers. His newest album 'Windows Wide Open' released on Roaring Girl Records mixes subtlety and directness, blending distant instrumentation and strong finger-style guitar playing into a soundscape that compliments vocals delivered with careful nuance.

Benjamin Hermann is a songwriter and accompanist currently living in Toronto ON, working, performing, collaborating, and creating from this city as a launching pad. Originally from North Bay, ON, Ben has since lived in Whitehorse, YT, travelled through Germany and Russia, considering these Northern and Eastern places to be the source of his artistic considerations. Eventually Ben landed in Toronto where he came to study and continue his music career. Ben also considers himself a recording artist, mainly composing with guitar, voice, and piano. His newest release a full length album titled 'Windows Wide Open'  was released on Roaring Girl Records in the fall of 2015 - MapleMusic/Fontana North. His previous projects include - 'Red Sky In Morning' from 2012, recorded in Old Crow, YT – and 'Will Return' from 2011, recorded near Ottawa, ON.

 
 

DISCOGRAHY

LIVE @ THE PISTON  Ronley Teper  2016

NEW ALBUM  Abigail Lapell  2016

WINDOWS WIDE OPEN  Benjamin Hermann  2015

ROLL UP THE NIGHT SKY  Dana Sipos 2015

RED SKY IN MORNING  Benjamin Hermann 2012

WILL RETURN  Benjamin Hermann 2011

 

 

RESIDENCIES

ANIMA CASA RURAL

2013 THE BANFF CENTRE

2015 THE BANFF CENTRE

 
 

VIDEOS

Benjamin Hermann - Crown Of Flies

Benjamin Hermann - Stars Upon

Air Balloon: Ben Hermann w Melissa Bandura

10.2013 / Live in Banff,AB,Canada

 
 

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