This December south Armagh songwriter Ben Reel will be playing a special one off gig at the Spirit Store Dundalk on Thursday 22 December.
The gig conincide with the release of a compilation album entitled “10” (1999-2009). It will include songs from his previous five albums from that time period, plus 4 brand new bonus tracks including a self penned Christmas Song, This Christmas Time, which has just been released as a download only single on iTunes and has just been playlisted on RTE Radio 1.
Ben plays rock with a touch of roots, blues&soul with an occasional injection of reggae. Critically acclaimed all over Europe, his vocals are soulful and his lyrics meaningful. Lately he has earned the respect and shared the stage with some Nashville greats Nancy Griffith, Hal Ketchum, Eric Andersen and David Olney.
The album is available to buy from his website www.benreel.com. The band will celebrate the christmas release with a few local shows in the area during the festive season, Spirit Store Dundalk on the 22nd and Cross Hotel Crossmaglen on Wednesdday 28 Dec. Since his debut back in 1999, each album has gone from strength to strength, covering different styles of music along the way.