The Apostle Of Uncool

A recent Rolling Stone cover story characterized Coldplay’s Chris Martin as “The Jesus of Uncool.” And while I can’t relate to the Jesus part, I can the “uncool.” See, I have a long history of uncool. I wasn’t in the...

Burger, Shot, Beer (Repeat)

Rare is the rehearsal when the band doesn’t spend as much time hanging out, drinking beers and talking for as long (or usually longer) than we do playing music. Which, at this point in my musical career, is alright by me. Thursday night, however, was one for the...

Shades Of Life Ringing Through My Open Ears

The band was recorded in Soho, overdubbed in Hell’s Kitchen, then mixed in Des Moines via Hollywood. Let me explain. That photo of me pointing to my laptop? That’s Jon Locker and me recording Patrick Riley and Cecile Forsberg’s string parts for...

Preview & Download Entire New Benjamin Wagner Album Today!

My brand-new, ten-track CD, “The Invention Of Everything Else,” is now available for preview at iLike.com and exclusive download at Authentic Records Online. For one week only (June 11-18), download the entire album plus two online-only bonus tracks at...