Today OurVinyl’s song of the day is an acoustic version of BJSR’s song, Follow The Leader. Ben is a personal favorite of mine and was the first artist to introduce me to the looping station. He is quite a versatile musician; Monday nights you might find him performing as a solo act, Wednesday’s a duo, and Saturday’s you may find him playing with a full band. At times his creativity and diversity can be nearly unmatched. His music marries folk rock with pop and often even hip hop. [Take a listen to some of his music on Myspace.]
BJSR’s tracks Follow The Leader, Play and Alright could possibly land him an opening gig on a stage with the likes of Dave Matthews or Jack Johnson. Home, I Need You, and The Runner could have Damien Rice, Alexi Murdoch, or Andrew Bird begging him for an encore.
A degree in marketing certainly hasn’t harmed this musical artist. He’s clearly used his education to his advantage. The artist performs under the name BJSR instead of Ben Rivet to set himself apart from all the other Bens in the music world. Alongside his friend, Kenny Mosher, he filmed and produced a music video entirely on the iPhone. The video has collected close to 90,000 views on Youtube!
Check out his acoustic version of Follow The Leader below.