Ben Kessler – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – March 13th, 2016

Ben Kessler

Ben Kessler

dana alexandra

Sun · March 13, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 + Fees

Ben Kessler
Ben Kessler
In many ways, it all started for Ben Kessler at the Bitter End. Kessler made his debut at the tender age of 15 at New York’s oldest and arguably most venerable rock club in 2014. Kessler performed in front of the iconic brick stage backdrop and belted out songs from a stage in which Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and Randy Newman honed their skills. Not bad for a high school junior from the Philadelphia suburbs.

Kessler is a gifted guitarist who pens soulful, confessional tunes with the depth of early Fiona Apple and the rough-hewn neo-soul textures of John Mayer. At a young age, while his peers wasted time as gamers, Kessler honed his craft as a writer and performer. At 14, Kessler crafted songs in earnest and hit the open mic trail. His previous album The Start garnered spins on WXPN, even though it was self-produced in his parent’s basement when he was just 15. Barely 6 months later, Kessler found himself in a Philadelphia studio once inhabited by Teddy Pendergrass, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones, recording with a band whose credits include James Taylor, Amos Lee and John Legend. The resulting album, So It Goes, is comprised of moving, hook-laden tunes, full of rich imagery that belies Kessler's age.

Kessler currently lives in Nashville.
dana alexandra
dana alexandra
"If you want to feel something, go ahead and sit down... let's do that."

Dana Alexandra writes music from the aspects of life that are at times, hard to put into words, although she accomplishes the challenge of it.
After moving from city to city, to the country and back to the city, she's ended up letting her feet touch down in Philadelphia. A good middle ground for her folk roots but there is a deepness to her music that only life experience can carve out. DA is about to release her first record under Think Loud Music (The band LIVE's record label) and will be touring globally in 2016.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/