The Ben Rice Blues Band
The Ben Rice Blues Band: Ben Rice, guitar/vocals, Dave Fleschner, keyboard, Calen Uhlig, bass, and Mark Banner, drums, will perform traditional and originals, some from Ben’s new album, ‘Wish the World Away.’ Ben’s music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet fiercely original. On guitar, he is "fearless," "inventive" and "powerful," bringing audiences to their feet with his stunning and emotionally honest vocal delivery. Ben, a recent recipient of Cascade Blues Association award, is as much home fronting his electric blues band as he is captivating a crowd solo with nothing but his voice and his resonator guitar. Raised in Trinidad California, Dave Fleschner, resident keyboardist with the Curtis Salgado Band for six years, performs routinely around the world. Fleschner has performed with B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters, Steve Miller, The Mel Brown B-3 group and The Portland Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. He has toured internationally with Curtis Salgado, John Nemeth, Karen Lovely and Earl Thomas. He has released several albums as a band leader.
In demand as a producer, composer, arranger, music director and as a side man, Dave’s music displays a deep understanding of American roots music.