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"A bluesy old soul, it's all right on to let the tradition rest in his hands."
- Chris Spector, Midwest Records
“If you like traditional blues piano as much as I do, you’ll be beaming throughout.” - Marty Gunther, review of "Before Me" in Blues Blast magazine, August 2019.
Ben Levin is a 20 year old blues pianist/vocalist from Cincinnati, OH. Ben started playing professionally at age 11 with his father's band, the Heaters, and now plays 100+ gigs a year while attending the University of Cincinnati. Ben has played prestigious shows/events in the U.S. and around the world such as the Cincy Blues Fest, the LaRoquebrou (France) International Boogie and Blues Festival, the UK Boogie Fest, and the Beauforthuis festival in the Netherlands.
In 2018 the Ben Levin Duo reached the semi-finals in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. In 2018 he was nominated for two awards from Blues Blast magazine: Debut CD of the year for Ben’s Blues and Sean Costello Rising Star award.
Ben released his second CD "Before Me" in July 2019 and it finished the year at number 80 on the Contemporary blues Roots Music Reports list, based on radio airplay. In 2020 "Before Me" was nominated for a Blues Music Award for "best emerging artist album." In summer of 2020 Ben will once again tour Europe, bringing his trio to headline on Joe Bonamassa's Keepin' the Blues Alive Mediterranean cruise, followed by a blues festival in Belgium.
Make no mistake, Ben Levin, the innocent-looking youngster brings the real stuff. - Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine
Levin's release of Before Me continues a fantastic run of exciting new blues artists under 30 now making a lot of noise on the international blues scene. - Bill Mitchell, BluesBytes
Ben Levin is GOOD… Learning at the feet of established masters and from the greatest recordings of all time; he has a deep love for the instrument and for the music. - Bill Wilson, Reflections In Blue
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