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Ben Smith Featured in Modern Drummer Magazine

On The Beat with Ben Smith of Roadcase Royale and Heart: Talks New Band and Debut CD Hey everyone in Modern Drummer land, Ben Smith here! I’m happy and honored Billy Amendola asked me to put something together for this “On The Beat!” I’m currently on the road with Roadcase Royale, a band featuring Heart’s [...]

2017-09-20T17:05:43+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Ben Smith Music Company|Tags: , , , |

Check It, ROADCASE ROYALE Featured in Guitar World, Interview with Nancy Wilson

Roadcase Royale—a new band fronted by Heart co-founder Nancy Wilson and former Prince collaborator Liv Warfield—has a background that’s rich in rock and R&B. The band also includes Ryan Waters, Warfield’s lead guitarist and musical director, and Heart veterans Dan Rothchild (bass), Ben Smith (drums) and Chris (keyboards). http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/nancy-wilson-talks-new-side-project-roadcase-royale-and-rocking-against-ms/30902    

Roadcase Royale Video Premieres in Rolling Stone Magazine Featuring Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield Check It Out

Ben's new band ROADCASE ROYALE was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine with an exclusive release of their video for their song "Get Loud!". ROADCASE ROYALE is led by Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield, with Ben Smith, Chris Joyner, Ryan Waters, and Dan Rothchild. You can read the full article Rolling Stone Magazine features "Get Loud" by Roadcase Royale [...]

Ben Here! For the Love of Doing what we Love

It has been an amazing and thought-provoking New Year. I'm grateful, happy and inspired about life these days, it's so cool to be present enough to realize it. Realize, you know, to; 1. become fully aware of (something) as a fact; understand clearly 2. cause (something desired or anticipated) to happen I think about my [...]

Win Ben! Sign up for Ben’s Mailing List and Win an Autographed Poster!

We are giving away 5 autographed posters of Ben playing his Legendary Heart Kit. Winning is Easy and... FREE! All you have do to WIN BEN is FIRST: Make sure you have "Liked" Ben's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BenSmithMusicCompany/  SECOND: Sign up for his mailing list here: www.bensmithmusicco.com/winben .   That's all there is to it! Winners will be [...]

2016-11-28T06:45:54+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Ben Smith, Ben Smith Music Company, Heart|Tags: , , , |

Ben Smith Performing Beautiful Broken With Heart at Royal Albert Hall June 2016

Check out Ben's performance with Heart on Beautiful Broken from "Heart Live at the Royal Albert Hall" recorded June 20, 2016 in London.  In addition to Beautiful Broken, Heart is accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on several tracks including These Dreams, Alone, and What about Love.  You can also hear reinvented versions of Dreamboat Annie, and Magic Man, along [...]

Ben Here! For the Love Of the Musicians In My Life…

For the Love of Musicians in My Life I have had an amazing ride throughout my career.  Through the ups and downs, the fatigue, stress and the fulfillment, I know performing is a huge part of who I am. It's so gratifying to be able to make music with talented people. To borrow [...]

2016-10-18T19:26:28+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Ben Here, Ben Smith, Ben Smith Music Company, Ben's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Ben Here! For the Love of Friends!

I can't speak highly enough of the friends I've made during my travels playing music.  All the musicians, the back line techs, the audio, lighting and video techs and drivers, the caterers, the production people and the fans have supported me and helped me over the years. When I get tired or lonely on the [...]

2016-10-18T19:26:29+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Categories: Ben Here, Ben Smith, Ben Smith Music Company|Tags: , , , |

Ben Here! For The Love of Drum Tuning and Drum Tones!

As long as I've been playing, I've realized the importance of tuning, maintaining and protecting my instruments. Playing music is the most fun I know how to have, and knowing how to take care of the gear is one of the things that helps me sound my best. As time has gone on, I've learned [...]

2016-10-18T19:26:29+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Categories: Ben Here, Ben Smith Music Company, Ben's Blog, Recording|Tags: , , , , , , , |