Ben Pasley, the artist behind the '90's alt-rock duo 100 Portraits, and the best selling Enter The Worship Circle series of recordings which sold well over 100,000 records in the last decade, has released an entirely different kind of album. His southern rock soul--which is always yelling Free Bird--has finally found a place to grow in the songs of pain and struggle on this solo album. Ben set out to revive the sounds of '70's vintage rock in the vein of Tom Petty--when artists still played their instruments, and drummers didn't play to click tracks. The name of the album is Residue. It gives voice to those who are lonely and are struggling and need a soundtrack for a better life…and those kinds of voices never need pitch correction of fancy studio production tricks. His youngest brother, Jeff Pasley, played brilliant southern blues, soaring slide, and even the rarely heard grinds of the dobro to give the album its unique sound. Ben's unique ability to bring emotion to the vocal lines is heard on both the lead vocals and the background vocals. He said, "Well, I wanted to hire some black girls to really rip it up, but I live in the high country of Colorado and that kind of talent is hard to come buy…so I just sang it all myself." For many this musical offering will be a shocking change in direction after a decade of producing roots-folk music with hand drums and acoustic guitars, but Ben Pasley is set on a new course of writing and producing music that comes from the spaces in his own heart…apparently, in this case, his heart is full of southern food and an occasional bar fight between Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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More Ben Pasley:
Enter The Worship Circle : His music career as a writer and producer.
RobinPasley : His wife, an amazing musician, writer, and teaching encourager.
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