Ben Howard – Only Love (Glastonbury 2013)
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Ben Howard Interview on Records In My Life (2021)
We had a great chat with singer/songwriter Ben Howard on Records In My Life. Howard releases his new album Collections From The Whiteout, produced by Aaron Dessner on March 26, via Republic Records. Howard discussed some of his favorite albums by Ray Lamontagne, Hiss Golden Messenger, Leonard Cohen, John Martyn, and More. Artists and albums referenced by Ben Howard – Collections From The Whiteout Ben Howard – “Folley’s Fixture” Leonard Cohen – Songs of Love and Hate Hiss Golden Messenger – Haw Ray Lamontagne James Taylor John Martyn Richie Havens Orlando Weeks Talk Talk Sylvan Esso Bon Iver Manic Street Preachers Sinead, O’Connor
Anyone lucky enough to catch the great documentary, Austin to Boston, would have noticed standout British folk singer, Ben Howard for his unique vocal style, finger-picking acoustic proficiency. and overall onstage charisma.
5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backward tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds.
But heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that to push through sometimes you need to pull together. Featuring Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old-fashioned way.
[Chorus 1] While the faithful dispose of a generation
And all of the mountains rumble knowingly
I order a colada and sit to count my dollars
And watch eagles soar in circles
Such a beautiful thing [Chorus 2] Now I am older, I don’t look over my shoulder
I know what is there in front of me
Ten Marlboro cigarettes I’ve rolled the butts into the bottle tops
Today I will stare at the sea
Till my eyes have had enough [Outro] Enough, enough
Is that enough?
Ben Howard performs Towing The Line on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two (15 May 2018).