FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Country Music Artist and St. Louis Native Ben Morgan Releases Debut Album, Sweet History
TICKETS ON SALE NOW for April 1 Concert at The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch
(St. Louis, March 1, 2017) – Sweet History, the debut album from break-out country music artist and native St. Louisan Ben Morgan, has dropped and is now available for streaming and download on all major music platforms, including iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play and Spotify.
The Ben Morgan sound features New Country-based tunes flavored with a bit of Southern rock, blues, and a dash of classic rock n’ roll, and Sweet History does not disappoint. Ambitious guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics, singer/songwriter ballads, traditional feel-good country melodies, and driving guitar-powered tunes are its hallmark.
“Ben has a nice Sturgill Simpson feel to his work. It’s a good blend of country and rock,” said Ron Stevens, president of internet radio platform OnSTL.com, veteran radio syndication executive and former New York, California and St. Louis radio icon.
Sweet History’s title track tells the story of life on the road and ultimate redemption, and does so through the use of lyrics that pay tribute to the classic songs and artists who have paved the way for Ben and his contemporaries. Other songs on the album include “Wrong From Right,” a driving song about bad decisions and regret; “Famous in a Small Town,” an autobiographic ballad about the life of a small-town musician written by Ben during his time in Decatur, IL; “Getting Out for the Night,” a country rocker with a touch of funk; “Slow Dance in the Sun,” a tribute to love’s ability to withstand the obstacles of life; the guitar-driven rock n’ roller “Rail Whiskey;” and the pre-released crowd favorite “Age is a State of Mind.”
Ben Morgan and his band will perform the entire Sweet History album live, along with other unreleased original songs and some crowd favorites in St. Louis on April 1, when they headline the BUDWEISER® PRESENTS LIVE ON-STAGE concert event at The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch with special guest the Jeremiah Johnson Band.
General admission, VIP and Screen Package tickets for the concert event are on sale now at biergarten.tix.com. All ticket purchases include a free download of the Sweet History album. Concert-goers will be able to enjoy the great ambiance, beer and food of The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch.
The Biergarten is located at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Tour Center at 12th and Lynch Streets. The Tour Center is the company’s flagship beer hospitality experience, and its brewery tour is continually ranked as one of the best in the country.
About Ben Morgan
Ben cultivated his unique, “new country” sound at a young age learning to play from his parents, both accomplished musicians. As he grew older, Ben began fleshing out his musical knowledge by playing in several bands, and adding music theory studies and coursework at Millikan University. Ben continued his talents as a studio musician and played in several bands throughout the Midwest and parts of Northeastern United States. Leaving school to return to the road, Ben initially performed as a solo guitar artist, or as part of duo acts with an accompanying bass player or female vocalist. Ben has written music all of this life and frequently worked original compositions into his performances. In late 2015, with the help of Leg-Up Productions, Ben began concentrating on his original works, forming his own band for that purpose.
Ben Morgan’s sound, often referred to as “New Country” or “Southern Rock,” actually reflects a country base, flavored by blues and rock influences. Ben’s vocals and guitar solos highlight music with a stirring combination of driving songs and thoughtful ballads. His music appeals to fans of all ages.
For more information about Ben Morgan, visit benmorganmusic.com, facebook.com/benmorganmusic, twitter.com/benmorganmusic and instagram.com/benmorganmusic/ or email ArtistInformation@Leg-upProductions.com
About Leg-Up Productions, LLC
Founded in 2007, Leg-Up Productions is dedicated to identifying, producing and promoting musicians and bands with the sound, ability and heart to make it to the next level. From its onset, Leg-Up Productions’ mission has always been to give artists and bands the “leg-up” support they need to find success regionally and nationally. Leg-Up Productions adheres to a strict selection process when auditioning talent. For more information about Leg-Up Productions, its artists, auditions and events, visit www.leg-upproductions.com.