July 10, 2021 6-8pm
A 2nd Saturday & Summer Art Festival Event
The Vestal Museum’s monthly 2nd Saturday events are entirely FREE ADMISSION to the public – with the suggested tip of $5 for the musicians. Bing lawn chairs and sit distanced while enjoying the show – or if preferred park and roll down you windows for a drive-in experience. Masks required when unable to sit 6ft distance from each other. Show will be entirely outside on the front porch of our museum (dress for the weather!). The Vestal Museum is located at 328 Vestal Parkway E, Vestal NY 13850 next to the Vestal Public Library.
Ben Arnold is reintroducing himself. A songwriter, musician, performer and producer, he remains a longtime fixture on the Philadelphia musical landscape. He has toured regularly throughout the country as well as Europe for the better part of the last 25 years. Originally signed to Columbia Records in the 90’s, Ben has since released countless label supported and independent records over the decades. Always down for the challenge of re-invention and experimentation, you will see him constantly visiting far-flung points on the musical map. He has, for years been involved in collaborative projects such as 4 Way Street (Sanctuary/BMG), US Rails (Blue Rose/Europe), the Los Angeles based indie rock band Pistol For Ringo as well as David Uosikinnen’s In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia.
His constant output of new material is a testament to the continual growth of his creative muscles as well as a product of the many worlds in which Ben Arnold operates. His most recent releases “Lost Keys” and “Sunday Morning Meltdown” explore the feel, culture and politics of American music of the 60s-70s thru the lens of the questions of the here and now.
With a crusty, curmudgeonly, but loving take on the world around, Ben Arnold continues to reveal more of himself with every record and live performance. Always a different day, another mood and another view on the human condition. This is not an artist who has simply paid his dues. Ben Arnold is compelled to do what he does, and does so with one of the most unique, if little known voices in music today.
This event is made entirely possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Earlville Opera House. Additional support for the Broome DEC Program graciously provided by the Stewart W. And Wilma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc.