Benjamin E. Rios | Smokehouse

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by Benjamin E. Rios

A real old school Detriot southern rock style screamer; Beautiful, precise guitar solos from a fine guitarist.
Genre: Rock: Extended Jams
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1. Never Ask Why
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2. Joy Ride
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3. Jump Back
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4. Travelin' Show
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5. Listen
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6. In the name of Rock and Roll
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7. Volkswagon Jedi Bus
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8. Green Eyed Lady
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Album Notes
This band was an originals band that Benjamin E. Rios was featured in as the lead guitarist. He was approached by two of the members of Smokehouse in April of 2001 and was asked to co-write these songs as the lead structure was missing from them. One of the songs was written by Jerry Corbetta of Sugarloaf. Benjamin spoke with Corbetta and asked for his blessing.

After one rehearsal, Benjamin quickly found the flavor the songs were dying for, to make the songs memorable. They toured the Detroit area in many of the hard rock venues during the summer of 2001, showing the new kids in the area how the "big boys do it" and "where it all begins"! The styles depicted in this Cd are that of a southern classic rock vein. A real Marshall and Les Paul sounding CD!

The band is No More, as Benjamin left for creative differences. The bass player soon left a couple weeks later. Many of the fans that come to see Benjamin now, have seen Smokehouse perform. The memorable thing that pops in to mind from the fans is: "That was kick ass Lead Guitar playing Man"!!!.....

So based on that type of response he has decided to make the Cd available for all to enjoy.



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This guy has to be juiced up on a What-A-Burger.
Good stuff Maynard. Any plans for a reunion tour.

Scott G.

Smooth flowing instrumental sections with hard hitting riffs sound awesome, but


absolutely great
ive heard the lead guitarist at clubs before and thought he was great then and hes even better now! keep it up!

Stompin Dog

Pretty Cool Stuff, I really enjoy sounds of the Marshall and Les Paul!!!
Great Sounding CD!! Lead Guitar is excellent!! Tight sound! Man!!!,..That Marshall and Les Paul is screamin!!!

Paul Demont

Excellent Guitar Leads!!!!!!!!!!
Great Sounding Lead Guitar. I have not heard playing like that in a long time. The musical mix was ok as well. Singing needs improvement. Loose the fake accent......

Chuck V.

I can see why the Lead Guitarist is featured in this CD!!!
5 Stars for the Lead Guitarist!! Excellent Work!! The rest of the band sounds ok. The sound of the singer is rather boring.