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Ben Kessler is seventeen.  No, that isn’t a typo.  Seventeen.  To put that fact into perspective; Ben may still have to figure out what girl he would like to ask to the Senior Prom.  He may even have a shot at Prom King.  Bearing that in mind, it would be easy to frame his music within the context of his youth.  To do so though, would be a disservice to the strength of his songwriting.  Ben’s songwriting exhibits a maturity that forces one to judge his art solely on the basis of its merits, regardless of the novelty of his age.

Ben has been active in the Philly seen now for a couple years and can frequently be found playing Steel City Coffeehouse or other local jawns.  For his Library session, Ben shared a new original piece entitled “From Me” and also a cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”.  Check out his website for more.

Ben’s cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”.