About the band:
Hailing from Annapolis Maryland, Ben's Bones plays their exciting brand of acoustic-pop-rock from Atlanta to New York. They've opened for a slew of diverse acts, like say the Damnwells, the Gin Blossoms, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dick Dale, The Presidents of the United States of America and even that 80's outfit, The Church.
Frontman Dan Haas has recorded and / or performed with such acts as David Mead, Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies, Josh Rouse and Joe Pisapia (Guster).
"Wishful Thinking," the band's debut CD, was released on September 14, 2004. Producer Frank Marchand (Jimmie's Chicken Shack, All Mighty Senators) encouraged the band to focus on many of their up-tempo numbers for their debut and the result is an exciting rock-based recording.
At the time of Wishful Thinking's release, the band consisted of Dan Haas (vocals, acoustic), Jamie Watkins (drums), and Josh Chapman (bass). Since then, Joe Morson joined the band on keyboards and piano. In addition, superb talents Bryan Ewald (guitars), Mike Noonan (piano and trombone), Tim Leahy (horn) and John Pineda have been known to join the band on occasion.
Alternately luxurious and gruff, the tunes absolutely glitter with intelligence and talent.
With intelligent yet whimsical lyrics, and an eclectic sound to match, Haas has definitely established his own style. He's got a low-tempo Guster vibe, the funk of Beck and the spunk of Ben Folds matched with the smooth acoustic stylings of John Mayer (and some tasty jazz happening sporatically throughout the rest of this masterpiece!). Yes, and a little Rufus Wainwright tossed in for good measure. This is the kind of artist you hear and wonder, "Why isn't he huge?"
Dan Haas is back with a new CD which has been pre-released to great local buzz. Every Dan Haas fan knows that he deserves to break in on the national level. This album of songs reinforces that proposition. All he needs is his big break with someone in the know
-Chesapeake Music Guide
COMING SOON: BEN'S BONES LIVE AT THE RAMSHEAD. A cd of all new songs, recorded at of the band's shows in August, 2006.