Ben de la Cour, Joe Goodkin

Ben de la Cour

Joe Goodkin

Wed · November 29, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10

Ben de la Cour
Ben de la Cour
Ben de la Cour was raised in Brooklyn, where he was playing dive bars with his brother a full decade before he could legally drink. A high-school dropout and former amateur boxer, Ben received his education by listening to his parent’s record collection – full of everything from Bob Dylan and The Everly Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Ben spent a year in Havana training with members of the Cuban national team before moving to London In 2003 with his brother and their metal band, Dead Man’s Root. They lived in a van and toured around Europe for several years until the band fell apart under the twin attack of drunken brawls and burnout. In 2008 de la Cour to returned to the states with a head full of softer, bruised, but no less intense acoustic songs.

Following a short stint in Los Angeles where he released Under A Wasted Moon in 2010, de la Cour passed through New Orleans, fell in love and decided to stay. In 2011 he released Ghost Light, which spotlighted his talent as a songwriter and received rave reviews in No Depression and other publications, with one journalist dubbing him “a vitriolic Leonard Cohen.” However, a chance meeting with a Nashville songwriter in a French Quarter bar compelled de la Cour to keep moving.

He ended up in Nashville where he crashed on friends’ couches and worked as a doorman until he found his footing. His third album Midnight in Havana came out in 2016 on Flour Sack Cape Records and was met with critical acclaim from outlets like Red Line Roots, Nashville Scene, No Depression and The Huffington Post. That same year he won the prestigious New Folk Competition at the 2016 Kerrville Folk Festival.

In 2018 Ben de la Cour released The High Cost of Living Strange, eight tracks of de la Cour’s self-proclaimed “Americanoir” style; weaving complex, mysterious and sometimes shocking storylines with a unique blend of instrumental backing and the occasional glimpse of gallows humor.
Joe Goodkin
Joe Goodkin
Chicago, IL songwriter Joe Goodkin earns a living performing a one-man folk opera of the ancient epic Homer’s Odyssey; yet the music he crafts as an indie artist finds its Muse in the bittersweet elegance of the modern everyday. On Record of Love, the third in a series of interconnected EPs, Goodkin sketches profound truths with a clean economy of language, wrapped in a fluttering wash of delicate sonics. Fragile, confessional, and unashamed in its raw honesty, the record is a portrait of the fleeting grace of our shared humanity. Record of Love was released individually on September 29, 2017, and as part of a double vinyl LP collection containing its predecessors Record of Life and Record of Loss.
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
http://thewarminghouse.net/