Friday’s at Taborspace — My favorite new show!

March 23, 2017

Ok — I guess recurring weekly shows are a little like kids, in that it’s probably not a great idea to have a favorite, and it’s definitely not a great idea to admit it out loud if you do.  But, oh well. What I love about these shows is the space itself, the energy, the…in a Read the Rest…

Two Halloween shows at Mississippi Pizza!

October 26, 2016

Join Mr. Ben this Saturday at Mississippi Pizza from 4 to 5 PM!  Feel free to come in costume or come as you are!  (This show was originally posted as 5 to 6 PM — My Bad!  It actually begins at 4:00!) Then, Monday, October 31st (AKA HALLOWEEN!!!), Join Mr. Ben at Mississippi Pizza from Read the Rest…

Mr. Ben Returns to Kenton to play at Cultured Caveman, Thursdays at 11:00!

October 1, 2014

Four or five years ago (?) I got my start playing music at a little coffee shop less than two blocks form my house in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood. They had just opened and wanted to give families a reason to come in. I had just moved to town and had nothing better to do Read the Rest…

This Saturday: ARTSHINE!

August 28, 2014

Come see me this weekend at ARTSHINE! It’s a great chance to enjoy local music all day with your family, in a magical setting above the St. John’s Bridge, and support the wonderful local nonprofit Portland Child Art Studio! I’ll be playing music for you on a wooden stage in the trees above the city, Read the Rest…


May 14, 2014

Thank you, Friends, SO MUCH for all of your support and love this week. You may have heard that my car was broken into over the weekend; around $4,000 in gear was stolen. When I posted that news on FB and asked people for help, over $400 was donated in the virtual tip jar on Read the Rest…

We will rebuild!

May 12, 2014

It seems I can add my name to the list of Portland musicians who have had the tools of their livelihood stolen form their car. Please consider helping me replace the stolen items by making a donation at an upcoming Mr. Ben show, or online by clicking on the virtual tip jar emblem on the Read the Rest…

Mr. Ben’s Birthday Bash is Sunday, March 30th from 4 to 5:30!

March 20, 2014

Join Mr. Ben and his full band to help him celebrate his birthday!  We’ll be joined by the amazing Red Yarn and all his puppet friends! Where:  The Village Ballroom When:  Sunday, March 30, doors at 3:30, show begins promptly at 4:00. Who:  Mr. Ben and His Band of Friends, Red Yarn, and You! Why:  Read the Rest…

Join Mr. Ben today at McMenamin’s Grand Lodge in Forest Grove!

March 8, 2014

Family fun happening all day including Mr. Ben and lots of other live music, face painting, balloons, wine tasting. Mr. Ben plays in the Compass Room from 2 to 3:30. See you soon!

Is Mr. Ben Totally Awesome? You decide!

July 2, 2013

Apparently Mr. Ben has been selected as one of the finalists in the Most Awesome Kids Music Artists category in the 2013 Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards. I’m very honored and pretty excited to have been nominated. Click here to vote for your favorite Portland Kindie Rocker, whoever that may be! The voting period will Read the Rest…

Last batch of Mr. Ben ukuleles ever!

June 19, 2013

Well folks, it’s been a fun run, but the last batch of solid wood, made in the USA, Mr. Ben ukuleles just arrived and this time when they’re gone, they’re gone for good. I’m incredibly proud of these instruments. They are a unique design that features nearly indestructible materials and manufacturing techniques, a perfect size Read the Rest…