Hello, internet traveller

This is the official internet home for the music of Ben Prytherch.  All other places on the internet that claim to be homes to the music of Ben Prytherch are frauds.  Do not believe the things they say.

A gig!  

I'm in a songwriter's club with three other guys, John Sam and Dennis.  Every month or two we pick a theme or artist and each of us learns a  related cover and writes a song.  It's been good for keeping me in practice; without it I would let myself go for too long without writing anything new.  Or, fall into my more typical rut of writing little pieces of songs (the easy part) but not completing them (the hard part).

Last time we met we decided it would be fun to play a gig together, so that's what we're gonna do on Feb 23rd at Avo's.  

John is going to open with a solo "Nadalands" set.  Dennis and Sam will follow with their band Vee Device.  And then Ken Monks and I (and maybe a guest or two) will close it out.

I'm really looking forward to this.  The other guys are great songwriters, and our styles are varied enough to keep things interesting.  Plus everyone who shows up will know roughly what they're in for.  I get nervous about playing "event" type gigs where most of the people in attendance are not there to hear bad jokes and philosophical navel gazing from a dude with bad pitch.

On the recording front, my Mama Lenny bandmate Crip came over and recorded some killer drum tracks to four of my songs.  I'm working on filling in the rest of the music now (Ken's already laid down guitar), and I'll be sharing the results here when they're "ready enough".  Three of them are songs I have youtube videos for already: I'll Eat All the Pie, Come on Down, and I Just Wanna Know Her Name.   

Ken suggested we aim to release a record in September.  That's 7 months away, which sounds so far out right now!  I said yeah, that's plenty of time, let's plan for that.  I just gotta not neglect these recordings for the next few months.

-Ben (2-1-18)

New tunes!  

It's been about two years since my first post, and going by my standard automotive oil change schedule, it must be time for a new one.  So here it is.

There are new things!  Notably, MP3s of "The One Who Got Away" and "Supertouch" on the music player, and a couple of new Youtube videos for "Come on Down" and "I'll Eat All the Pie".  Among these new(ish) additions there are some deeply philosophical tunes and at least one deeply idiotic one.  Check 'em out on the music tab.

I also have a live show coming up, which is unusual.  And efforts are underway to revive Action Pants, the loud rock version of Guardians of Earthly Delight.

 

-Ben

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I have a website!  Right now there isn't much as far as content goes, but boy does this thing look pro.  It used to be that you had to either know html, be skilled at using a web design package, or use Geocities.  And then they got rid of Geocities.

Content wise, I've uploaded a few mp3s and videos of songs that I'm working on.  They'll be on a record that should come out some time next year.  None of them are "done" at this point, but I'm getting sick of waiting for myself to pronounce things "done".  So, I'm now using "good enough" as my threshold for putting songs up on the internet.  This might serve as motivation for getting them finished, and it also gives me a reason to make a webpage.  Because sooner or later someone was going to snatch up "benprytherch.com".  

Between the two, I'd guess later.  

One word about the name of this page... "The Guardians of Earthly Delight" was supposed to the be title of an album for a band I played bass in a while back called The Little Darlings.  The record was never released - hopefully one day it see the light of day, because it is very good.  Our frontman, Theo Williamson, came up with the title.  I asked him nicely if I could steal it and he said yes.  Thanks Ted!

Upcoming shows:

 

Friday Aug 18th @ Pinball Jones with Faceman.  $5

Previous events

Solohawk, OscarellaRock, and Ben Prytherch at The Lyric

The Lyric, 1209 N College Ave, Fort Collins

Free show on the patio at The Lyric! Goes from 7pm til 10pm. Solohawk are from Denver and feature Steve from Faceman. OscarellaRock are a new local project featuring Jason Larson and Hillary Freeman.

Feb23

Ben Prytherch and the Guardians of Earthly Delight, Vee Device, and Nadalands (solo)

Avo's, 605 S Mason St, Fort Collins

Songwriting club buddies Ben, Sam, Dennis, and John are playing a show together with their respective acts. Music starts at 8:30, door is $5. Good lyrics guaranteed!