Ben Vaughn’s first NYC area show in 17 years! Thursday, July 15 at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ

What do That 70s Show, Ween, Third Rock From The Sun, Alex Chilton, Swingers and the first album recorded entirely in a car have in common? One man: Ben Vaughn. Songwriter. Composer. Producer. Recording artist. Performer. A man the Village Voice describes as having a “sound so pure and spontaneous it sounds instantly classic.” Touring only occasionally in Europe over the years, this summer Ben will dust off his Telecaster and play a handful of select East Coast shows in the U.S. guaranteed to please the faithful and win new converts. Catch Vaughn on one his rare East Coast dates in July, including a show This Thursday, July 15 at Maxwell’s in Hoboken with longtime collaborator Palmrya Delran, Friggs founder and solo artist.

Be it radio play, film soundtracks, sitcoms, or TV commercials, somewhere in the world right now, Vaughn’s music is being heard. Since 1986, he has been winning fans with his unique take on pop culture. Nine albums (including the notorious remote recording Rambler ’65) and a ten-year career in Hollywood have allowed Ben’s music to travel to the far reaches of the earth. He’s also an in-demand producer who’s worked with artist such as Charlie Feathers, Arthur Alexander, Ween, Los Straitjackets, Alex Chilton and most recently, Jayhawks co-founder Mark Olson. But at the center of this activity beats the heart of a live performer.

Guitarist/songwriter Delran was founder and principal songwriter with garage-rock vixens The Friggs, who’ve found a new audience due to a song (“Shake”) featured in the hit film Superbad, as well as airplay on satellite radio and Little Steven’s syndicated Underground Garage radio show. The Friggs’ legendary out-of print vinyl singles are available on a CD comp titled Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday. Delran recently released her debut EP, She Digs The Ride, which got a ton of specialty airplay and had a track, “Baby Should Have Known Better” (co-written with Vaughn) voted the “Coolest Song of 2008” by listeners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio show.

Along with the Ben Vaughn/Palmyra Delran show at Maxwell’s on July 15, Vaughn will return to his hometown of Philadelphia for a special appearance at WXPN’s “Xponential Fest” on SAT, July 17, followed by a show at the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, PA on Sunday, July 18.

BEN VAUGHN LIVE DATES:
Thurs. July 15 – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ with PALMYRA DELRAN, and SUBWAY SURFERS
Sat. July 17 – WXPN’s XPoNential Festival, Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ
Sun. July 18 – Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville

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