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Ben Prestage - 2012 nominee for the Independent Music Awards

Ben Prestage - 2012 nominee for the Blues Music Awards


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News from Ben Prestage

New Album in the works! - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Been working on a new album featuring the banjo and fiddle. It will be a little more Old-Time/Americana based than previous albums. Stay tuned for a release date. Also , have a lot of shows coming up in the next few months. I'll be hitting FL,GA, AL MS, TN, NY, ME, Europe, N. Africa and more in 2013, so keep an eye on the EVENTS page for details! 
" One Crow Murder" nominated for an Independent music Award! - Friday, March 23, 2012
"One Crow Murder" has been nominated for an Independent Music Award for "Best Blues Album of 2011!" it's free and easy to vote. Just visit:

The Independent Music Awards (IMAs) is an international program that honors top-ranked independent (indie) artists and releases in more than 50 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories.
IMA honors are awarded to independent artists who broaden the definition of commercial music and represent the diversity of the global indie music scene. The program creates marketing, sales, and promotional opportunities to expand the fan base for artists and releases that are traditionally ignored by mainstream gatekeepers, mass media, and big box retailers. The program receives submissions from previous major-label artists as well as self-released and indie label talent from more than 70 countries on 6 continents. This years judges include: Kieth Richards, Bettye LaVette, Tom Waits, Lee Ritenour, Ozzie Osbourne, and Joshua Redman to name a few. For more info visit:

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Ben Prestage nominated for a Ben Prestage nominated for a "Blues Music Award!" - Monday, January 23, 2012
Ben Prestage has been nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the 33rd Annual Blues Music Awards hosted by the Blues Foundation, Memphis, TN! for more information visit: read more ...
Ben Prestage nominated for British Blues Award!Ben Prestage nominated for British Blues Award! - Monday, May 2, 2011
Vote for Prestage at the British Blues Awards in the category "Best Overseas Artist" Anyone can vote (all you need is a name and an email address) so tell your friends! Vote here:
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Voting ends July 31st, 2011
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One Crow Murder Now On!!!One Crow Murder Now On!!! - Tuesday, April 5, 2011
You can now purchase the latest Ben Prestage album at:
If you already have the Cd you can write a review by logging-in here:

It will also be available on iTunes, Rhapsody, etc. very soon...
Thank you all and I hope you enjoy the new music!

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new Cd and Mag articlenew Cd and Mag article - Saturday, March 5, 2011
The new Cd "One Crow Murder" has arrived! I will be selling them at all my upcoming shows and they will be available through and iTunes soon... Also, the kind folks at Guitar Buyer Magazine did a feature article on me in their December issue. Check it out! Here is a picture of the cover and a link to Guitar Buyer Magazine's website.

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New AlbumNew Album - Thursday, February 24, 2011
I just a got a message from discmakers, the company that prints and replicates all of my Cds. The new album, "One Crow Murder" is scheduled to be completed March 7th. That means you will be able to pick it up starting March 11th at my shows in Jupiter, Cocoa Beach, Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Orlando, and New Smyrna Beach!!! They will also be available at or you will be able to download the album on iTunes!!!

In the meantime, I am finishing up the scheduling for my European tour in June which will include England, Wales, Holland, Belgium, and Austria. Highlights for that tour will be:
Zoetermeer Festival in South Holland;
Ribs and Blues Festival in Overijssel (pictured here with the big tents!); 
Lamantin Jazz Festival in Hungary

I'll post pictures here of the tour when I get back to the States!
Welcome to the new site!!!Welcome to the new site!!! - Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Welcome to the new site!
I'll be posting here regularly with news about upcoming events, CD releases, notes about recent past shows, and general new info... check back regularly for updates...Here's what's been happening:

Recently, I toured the UK (England, Scotland, and Wales) with a great British Bluesman, Ian Siegal* from Nugene Records**. Nugene Records, which is based in England picked up my album, Real Music, and has been doing some distribution and promotion, and set up my UK tour. Attached is a picture of Ian and I performing a song together at the Blakeney Harbour Room in Norlfolk, England. Ian is a brilliant musician and, we had a blimey good time on and off stage! I opened every show with a 45 minute set, then Mr. Siegal performed his set, and at the end we jammed on a few songs together. I am really looking forward to my next trip overseas in June!
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