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May 2016

Ben Plays with Heart at Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center
Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center
05/11/2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Ben Plays with Heart at Foellinger Theatre – Fort Wayne, IN
Foellinger Theatre
05/13/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Ben Plays With Heart at Soaring Eagle Casino Resort in Mt Pleasant MI
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
05/14/2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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Testimonials

There is no more consummate and all around amazing drummer than Ben Smith.

He is versatile in all styles and not stuck in one. His rock chops are as heavy as it gets and yet the added element of restraint makes them even heavier!

Grammy award winning Producer Ben Mink says Ben Smith is the best drummer he has ever worked with in his entire career. And I must say, I feel exactly the same!

Nancy Wilson, Heart

I have worked with the best of the best and Ben Smith is at the very top of that list. Total professionalism. Amazing skill. Passion that flies off the stage and into your heart. I feel so fortunate that he is in the Heart family.

Carol Peters , Peters Management

I’ve done a lot of shows and a lot of recordings with Ben Smith and a more talented, consummate pro you’ll never meet.

Ric Markmann, Matter Music

We are blessed to have many incredible studio drummers who call Seattle their home.  At the top of that list is Ben Smith of Heart.

Ben has been our A list go-to session drummer for the past decade. He’s played on countless recordings that have come out of London Bridge Studio.

Beyond his impeccable feel and creative energy he brings an infectious positive vibe that makes every season fun and easy.

Jonathan Plum – Producer & Co-Owner of London Bridge Studio – Seattle

Ben Smith has been a very important part of my personal and musical life for many years. He is hands down my favorite drummer to play with, record and mix. His dynamic style and consistency is unmatched both live and in the studio.

Ben also gets a very rich tone from his personal drum tracking room… He recently delivered me a full drum track for an original song that needed no tweaking at all. The sound quality and mix was perfect.

Sue Pelino, Emmy Award Winning Sound Mixer, Broadway Video, NYC

Ben Smith I have known since back in the old days, he was drumming with Seattle Pure Dynamite – a local funk band.

His expertise as a young adult was incredible – His meter was perfect!!! —- That alone got my attention. His playing “way” surpassed other drummers whom I had worked up to at that time. The sound of his drums was intense and he hit those drums with authority.

I would say the term Dynamite explains Ben Smith as a person and a player and someone that is such a stand out from most drummers I have ever worked with in my 41 years of this business. He KICKS ASS !!!!

Robert Lang,  Robert Lang Studios – Seattle

Ben Smith, Drummer for Heart

On Tour with Heart

Ben Smith Drummer, Heart 1994-Present

Ben Smith is a prolific and accomplished drummer based in Seattle, Washington, who has performed live and in the studio with Heart since 1994.

Highlights include playing on most network and cable talk shows, (Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Ellen, Good Morning America, Today, etc); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Performance 2013; concert tours every year across the US, Canada, and internationally; studio recordings for Heart and Lovemongers, (Whirlygig, Lovemongers’ Christmas, Jupiter’s Darling, Red Velvet Car, Fanatic); also for Ann Wilson’s solo project “Hope and Glory”, featuring Sir Elton John, Shawn Colvin, KD Lang, and others.

You can hear Ben’s drumming on the film “Almost Famous”, with Nancy Wilson composing and performing.  These sessions, featuring Peter Frampton and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, included songs by the band “Stillwater”, and the film won the Grammy award for Best Soundtrack in 2001.

Ben also performed with Nancy Wilson and Mike McCready for the Cameron Crowe film “Vanilla Sky”, starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz, including the song, “I Fall Apart”, sung by Cameron Diaz; and in the film “Elizabethtown” with Nancy Wilson; as well as working for many composers, producers, and artists on other recordings, on television, and in films.

News!

Ben Smith Music Company – A Place to Create and Grow (Part 2 of 3)

 In 2013, I established what has become Ben Smith Music Studio  and in January of 2015, I decided to "Just Do It!" turning an even more profound dream into reality by way of a business partnership with good friend and successful entrepreneur, Valda Sarty. With my expertise of the music industry [...]

Ben Smith Music Company – a Place to Create and Grow (Part 1 of 3)

When my heart is captured by the beauty of a line of lyric, a melody aimed at my heart, or a performance filled with the fire of creation, I remember all over again why I love music so much. I live for those moments, and I think many artists, musicians, [...]

From the Drummer’s Nest – The Ann Wilson Thing

Our next foray into TAWT shows is coming right up, with an Arizona/California run that will be a blast! For me, the big take-away of playing with The Ann Wilson Thing is not only the opportunity to perform with Ann Wilson, a world-class vocal artist fronting the band and making it all [...]

For What It’s Worth – The Ann Wilson Thing Live at the Belly Up Tavern, CA

Man, it’s been a busy year already! (Part 2 of 2)

( Continued from previous post...) After a busy first few months of 2016, I leapt onto The Ann Wilson Thing for another week of shows around the northeast US.  We played Harrisburg, PA a couple of nights ago, now onto West Hampton, NY, Ridgefield, CT, and Annapolis, MD. Next we have shows [...]