Album Review: [peter gabriel] by New Ben Franklins

Denver-based acoustic rock quartet the New Ben Franklins resound a country folk fare with banjo-riddled drapery and pedal steel encrusted melodies buffed in a modern décor of finely chiseled acoustics. The band’s new CD, [peter gabriel],named after the UK singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, ranges from soothing campfire ballads to hootenanny/square dance tempos. The band infuses melodic nuances into the country folk fare such as the Spanish accents gilding the acoustics along “Here With Me” and the sprig of piano keys spun gingerly along the base of “My Soul,” both enriching the texture of the melodies and broadening the parameters of folk rock in ways that inspire future generations… Read more HERE