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 [...]

2016-10-18T19:26:29-07:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Ben Here, Ben Smith, Ben Smith Music Company|Tags: , , , |

Ben Here! For the Love of Recording with Heart & The Ann Wilson Thing!

There's nothing like showing up at a world-famous recording studio and knowing that fun music will happen! One of the things that inspires me the most is working on good songs with talented writers, engineers, and performers.  The thrill that comes from knowing that I get to do what I love is what motivates me [...]

Ben Smith & Friends – Meet Sue Pelino!

Ben Here! I’m in New York City touring with HEART and the Rock Hall Three For All US tour and visiting with my long-time friend, NYC resident - Sue Pelino. She’s fun, talented and hard-working, and a mega-success in the television and film music mixing world. She graciously agreed to chat with us and share [...]

Ben Here! For The Love of Starting a Tour! (Part 1 of 2)

Today I had the opportunity to see lots of old friends from the road.  The touring electricians and lighting people, the audio team, our backline techs, production and tour managers, musicians, truck and bus drivers, and local production and stage people here in Detroit.  Our Rock Hall Free For All tour with Heart, Joan Jett [...]