Music

Album Cover
Plenty of Gold
Ben Sage
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Released: Mar 15, 2010
Label: Cool Dove / SunSpring Enterprises, Inc.
Track Listing
1 Still Playing Rock 'n' Roll
2 Sun Power Me
3 In Union
4 You Make Me Feel Like John Wayne
5 Pullin' Through
6 In Your Arms
7 Ghost of an Old Friend
8 Follow My Voice
9 With God
10 Beating Around the Bush (With You)
11 Plenty of Gold
12 Tell Me Who You Didn't Love Then
13 Crazy Moon
14 Dialin' For My Darlin'
15 Love and Peace
16 A Fine Madness
17 Life of a Comic Book Hero

Liner Notes

Hello Music Friends,

 

Welcome to my first new album in many a long year, Plenty of Gold. It features 17 original songs in a wide range of Americana styles.  If you appreciate variety, as well as good singing, catchy melodies and meaningful lyrics, Plenty of Gold is your kind of music.

 

The album kicks off with Still Playing Rock 'n' Roll, a ragged, rowdy salute to rock's pioneers and their enduring legacy. Next up is Sun Power Me, a fun-loving paean to the many benefits of solar power. What follows are love songs, philosophical musings and songs of spiritual reflection (and even more love songs).

 

On several cuts, I‘ve hearkened back to the great music of the doo-wop era and worked elements of it into my country-folk-rock material, here and there, to give it a whole new flavor. In doing so, I hope I also captured a touch of what made early rock ‘n’ roll so special, namely, FUN! (Check out Life of a Comic Book Hero to see what I mean.)

 

Thanks for your interest and for supporting independent music artists like me.

 

Love and peace,

 

Ben Sage

March 15, 2010

 

ALBUM CREDITS:

 

Ben Sage - Lead vocals, backing vocals, lead guitar,  rhythm guitar, harmonica, cornet, lute, kazoo, clave, metal waste basket, finger cymbals,  tambourine, shakers, block, drum sticks, drums, finger popping and whistling. All songs produced and arranged by Ben Sage.

 

Additional personnel: Benjie Hughes - Piano on Still Playing Rock ‘n’ Roll

 

All songs © & (P) 2009-2010 Bennett Neuhauser. All rights reserved. Bennett Neuhauser is a.k.a. Ben Sage

 

All songs BMI®. 

 

Ben Sage is presented by Cool Dove / SunSpring Enterprises, Inc.

 

Other Ben Sage albums available on this site, CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and elsewhere include: Troubadour and In Word and In Deed.

Reviews

Illinois Entertainer Goes for Plenty of Gold
Illinois Entertainer
Though he blends gospel, country, and R&B, Ben Sage is not your traditional Americana folk artist. Over a sprawling 17 tracks, Sage mingles woodsy love songs (“Dialin’ For My Darlin’”) and religious praises (“With God”) with quirky, country-inflected folk (“You Make Me Feel Like John Wayne”) and poppy acoustic anthems (“Sun Power Me”). There’s a light-hearted irreverence that borders on parody at times, but there’s also genuinely skilled musicianship and colorful stories sprinkled throughout Plenty Of Gold. (www.lovebensage.com) – Patrick Conlan, Illinois Entertainer, January, 2011 [Read More...]