new stuff from ben trickey

Posted by gregor on Monday, October 28th, 2013


i dont remember many opening acts, in fact only probably a dozen or so in my 25 years of going to shows have made an impact. or at very least a lasting impact. during my time in atlanta i had the privilege of seeing ben trickey open up for, i believe, jason isbell. either way, that was prob about 6 years or so now, and i still remember his performance. so that should tell ya something right there. well, he’s got a new record out entitled rising waters, and g’damn its great. one thing i love about mr trickey is his lyrics and vocals fit perfectly together. this is not taking anything away from any other artist, but there is something about his voice/delivery and lyrics that are perfect pieces to a puzzle instead of trying to fit a square piece into a round corner. probably makes no sense at all, on paper or the screen as it were, but i think after a few listens, it may. at least, i hope. much like mr toth aka wooden wand, ben conjures up visions of backwoods or a sidewalk preachers, judging me for whatever sins i have probably committed. in the end though, its probably their own shortcomings they are railing against. such is the human condition. i am sure if i were to ask the man if he heard this in his music, he would probably say “nope,” but its all subjective, i suppose? best of 2013, no fucking doubt.


One Response to new stuff from ben trickey

  1. […] Check out Captain’s Dead’s feature on Ben Trickey. […]

Leave a Reply

Captains Dead Blog

    • centro-matic “salty disciple”
      April 15, 2014

      y’all know i think centro-matic is pretty much the greatest band on the planet, so i wont get into too much. this here song is off their upcoming record take pride in your long odds which is due out on 6.3… that is all for now. love this, if you couldnt probably have guessed. centro-matic […]

    • strand of oaks “goshen ’97″ – official video

      my man timothy showalter and his strand of oaks is back, and ive missed him so… he’s signed with dead oceans and his new record, heal, is due out 6.24. if you arent familiar with tim/strand of oaks, i cannot speak more highly of his work and in fact all three of his previous record, […]

    • neko case “night still comes” & “man” live at coachella
      April 14, 2014


personalized nfl jerseys custom nfl football jerseys personalized jerseys