Mister Roberts' Epiphany / Live in Keene

by Zach Benton

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Mister Roberts' Epiphany [2012]

1. Mister Roberts (Zach Benton)
2. O! Melodious Song (Benton)
3. Boarding Pass (Benton)
4. Juliet (Paul Hubert)


Zach Benton: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Drums, & Harmonica.

Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Bass, and Drums recorded at Dead Air Studios in Massachusetts.
Harmonica recorded at Loud Sun Studios in Jaffrey, NH.
Backing Vocals and Lead Guitar recorded at Ben's parents' barn in Rindge, NH.

Recorded and Engineered by Ben Rogers.
Mastered by Carl Saff.
Produced by Zach Benton with Ben Rogers.

No Auto-Tune or artificial pitch correction was used in the making of this recording.

Originally released February 13th, 2012.

Recording Notes:

'Recording for "Mister Roberts' Epiphany" commenced summer, into fall, of 2011. Originally I intended to do a fully unplugged album of "greatest songs," the crowd favorites that I knew everybody liked. I did record a 12 song album like that, but shelved it to work on something a bit more elaborate, something that would sound like a band had recorded it.
Most of the songs I came into the studio with were road-tested, and many were favorites of Affirmative Jackson fans. After that band broke up, I still wanted the fans to have well-recorded versions of the songs they loved. I also needed to breakaway and become my own artist. Doing so was incredibly liberating, and I haven't looked back since.
Paul Hubert was also kind enough to allow me to record a cover of The Buskers' "Juliet," which he had written. After hearing them perform it live at the Sant Bani School Cabaret that summer, I knew I could give it a rockabilly take. Paul approved.' - Zach Benton.

Marketing & Release Notes:

'Ross Feitlinger took several photos for the album cover. I was really looking for something nice and sunny. It was a gorgeous fall day, and we took to Robin Hood Park in Keene for the shots. I had just gotten out of work at Mt. Monadnock, and we were racing against the sundown. I've included a couple of the "outtakes" from that photo session here.
There was a release concert event at the Starving Artist in Keene, a show split between myself and Ian Galipeau for his debut solo album, "This Cluttered Mind of Mine." The band that backed me up that night consisted of Ian & Aly Galipeau, Sam Vendt, and Jon Braught. Nicole S. Colson also wrote a great article on the recording, my first exposure in the wonderful Keene Sentintel.' - Zach Benton.

Live Songs:

Bass: Jon Braught.
Drums: Sam Vendt.

Recorded in Keene by Ben Rogers.

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released 26 August 2014

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Zach Benton Keene, New Hampshire

Zach Benton writes, performs, and produces his records. He has been singing and performing since 2002, and opened for the Beach Boys in 2007. He released his EP "Mister Roberts' Epiphany" in 2012, and his first LP in 2013, "Fall In," which reached #6 on the iTunes R&B/Soul new releases chart. He is currently working on his second LP. ... more

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