new single released!

Happy New Year to all of you. We hope that 2017 will be filled with joy and blessings for each of you. As a celebration of the new year, we have just released our first single from the forthcoming album. It’s an alternate take of the title track, “What Happens When Things Fall Apart”, b/w “Man With A Gun”, a Jerry Harrison song.

Visit our BANDCAMP page to download it for free for a limited time.

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Please help us help one of the greatest friends and musicians on the planet!

People… if you do one thing this fall, pitch in and help David Rosser – an amazing guitar player who you have most certainly heard along your path – with his medical costs. Our good friend has been diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer

, but is fighting the good fight and on his way to recovery, but we could sure use your help to help him along the way.

If you can donate $5 or $5,000… every single bit helps us get him to medical bills being paid. Please give what you can.

NBF release Christmas song!

On December 16

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, we are releasing a song that David wrote on Christmas day, 2014. It’s called “Christmas Song (All I Wanna Do)” and will be available for free download. Just head on over to and have a listen and if you like it, download the track!

Happy Holidays from New Ben Franklins! Safe and merry times for everyone. We’ll see you in 2016.

Dave, Jeremy, Tom, Greg.

Nice little show preview in Westword!

The oft-imitated but never equaled Tom Murphy gave a nice little preview for our show this weekend… check it out!

“When the New Ben Franklins debuted in 1992, the band was more like a goth outfit with a drum machine and a proclivity for dark, melodramatic music than the superb country band it is today. But that heightened emotive quality has served the group’s 23-year evolution well, because singer David DeVoe’s vocals have never been tentative. He always sounds like he has something intense to say, even when waxing poetic about everyday struggles. In addition, DeVoe is a gifted storyteller with a talent for reinterpreting music. The Franklins (playing Saturday, November 7, at Swing Station in Laporte, 970-224-3326) have just released two albums, Something Old Something New and Something Borrowed Something Blue. On the latter, the band covers Echo & the Bunnymen and Swervedriver — hardly country acts. But with the aid of talented players like drummer Tom Radigan

, guitarist Greg Pasquariello and Jeremy Ziehe on bass, DeVoe transforms the songs to suit the noisy country sound of his own fine compositions.”