John Statz is one of the more prolific thirty-something songwriters working in the Folk/Americana genre today. He has released eight studio albums and performed all over North America and Europe over the course of his thirteen-year career. The Boston Globe has called John’s music electric, urgent folk; aching, sweet country-rock while American Songwriter has said that he writes the kind of songs that float through your mind and stay nestled in your thoughts long after listening. John has worked with some of the best producers in the genre, including Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown) on his 2012 release Old Fashioned, Jeffrey Foucault (Kris Delmhorst, Caitlin Canty) on a 2015 album TULSA, and Denver songwriting friend Megan Burtt on 2017’s The Fire Sermon.
The Denver based artist has opened for acts such as Peter Mulvey, Possessed By Paul James, Jeffrey Foucault, and performed at festivals such as Mile of Music, Tall Tales Music Festival, and Into The Woods Music Festival.
Ben Harold is a seasoned singer, songwriter, performer, and artist from Milwaukee, WI. Ben has crafted and refined his musicianship and stage presence over the years on different stages throughout the Midwest from intimate venues to Summerfest and there is a maturity to his music and winsomeness to his presence that comes out whenever he hits the stage.
Ben combines rock, folk, and soul elements to create a unique yet familiar sound that draws people into his music. Soulfully sung lyrics carried by sweet and well crafted melodies are a signature of this artist. Weather solo or with his extremely talented touring band, “The Rising,” his shows are filled with energy and passion and give any venue he plays at the best show it has seen in some time–connection with his audience is a hallmark of a Ben Harold show.