Los Angeles singer, songwriter, and spoken word artist, Brooke Benson, just released her debut EP, "I am the Sun". Her roots began in theater and later progressed into activism when she began writing her own form of social justice commentary, and matters of the heart, in the form of spoken word poetry. Her musical collaboration formed organically by playing live with violinist and composer, Chris Murphy (who co-produced) and an ingenious troupe of captivating musicians. Her inspiring lyrics weave a tapestry of human emotion through rhythmic song, lyrical
wordplay, and vivid imagery.
Brooke's EP, "I Am The Sun" features her poetic-style lyrics blended with world-class musicians orchestrating a unique storytelling experience. Combining jazz and hip hop style beats, blended with bluegrass elements, Brooke's cross-genre sound has been described as, “A riveting gem that features life lessons, wise words, fearless singing, a kick-ass instrumental full of electrifying violin and guitar-play, and most importantly, tons of grit!”- Ratings Game Music. This eclectic musical collaboration also features, Michael Jerome on drums (Richard Thompson, Better Than Ezra) Andreas Geck (Kelly Clarkson) on Bass, guitarist Eric Mcfadden (George Clinton and P-Funk) and drummer DJ Bonebrake (X), Nate Lapointe (Bobby Womack, Cubensis) on guitar, and Chris Murphy (The Devils Box String Band, The Blind Blakes Bordello Band) on violin/mandolin, Jacque Briggs on harmony vocals and Marla Leigh on frame drum.
She's performed for various artists and activists including author and former presidential candidate, Marianne Williamson. Brooke has also been described as “a brilliantly unique artist and a really well-captured album. Absolutely worth discovering:
- Stereo Stickman