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Benjamin Wagner Biography

When the walls collapse, the storm passes, and the dream ends. When the bones are healed, and the song is over. What’s left behind? New York City singer/songwriter Benjamin Wagner probes these depths with lyrical nuance and melodic faculty in his extraordinary new...

Waterloo Bar Invites Iowa Native For Performance

Though Benjamin Wagner has no idea what he’ll face in Waterloo Saturday, he knows he’ll be coming full circle. When Wagner, a singer-songwriter who was born in Iowa and now lives in New York City, performs at Smitty’s Bar, he’ll fulfill his end...

Judging A Band By Its Covers

Buying “Tiny Dancer”? Would you prefer the original Elton John, the Ben Folds or the Tim McGraw? “Smells Like Teen Spirit”? Can we interest you in Tori Amos or Paul Anka? With the advent of searchable music sellers like iTunes, it has become...

Songwriter And MTV Producer At Emerson College

Benjamin Wagner, songwriter and executive producer of MTV News Digital spoke and performed a song to an intimate crowd of about 30 students at the Bill Bordy Theater last Sunday. “It’s a lecture and a rock show,” Wagner said. Wagner summarized the...

Part Bard, Part Blogger

Benjamin Wagner has been playing New York’s watering holes since the early 90s. His songs are straightforward, with easy-to-hum melodies and memorable choruses. Now on his sixth CD, the boyish singer/songwriter is part bard, part blogger, crooning about life in...

Sleepy-Eyed Songwriter

Benjamin Wagner first started playing music in high school. He practiced his songwriting skills and learned the guitar well enough to perform in bands at Syracuse University, including the alternative pop group, Smoky Junglefrog, which opened for the Mighty Mighty...