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Music and Tradition at Bobby's Idle Hour

Last Thursday was a night to remember, filled with music, tradition, and the warmth of friendship. It marked the beginning of a new chapter in my musical journey, and I couldn't be more excited to share the highlights with you.

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A Day at Blackbird Studio: A Musical Dream Come True

Hey, music enthusiasts! I've got a thrilling story to share with you, and it's all about a day I'll never forget at the renowned Blackbird Studio in Nashville.

Thanks to a fantastic opportunity from American Songwriter Magazine and the wonderful…

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River Ranch Music Fest | August 20, 2022

I'm so excited to be joining this amazing lineup! Get your tickets early and save.

Friday only: $35 advance/ $40 at the gate 

Saturday only: $40 advance/$45 at the gate 

Weekend pass: $65 advance/$75 at the…

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CAM award for "Outstanding Musical Achievement"

Here's a video of when Nolan Apostle surprised me after my show at Renegade Winery, with the 2021 CAM Award for "Outstanding Musical Achievement". I'm so very grateful to all who nominated me and for everyone that's supported me over…

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The Future of the Benson Songwriter Exchange


As many of you know, I am moving to California in a few days. So what will happen to the Benson Songwriter Exchange? It will continue on! Over the past couple months I have been gradually transitioning the…

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The Reader's Top 20 Omaha Area Bands of 2019

The Reader's annual music issue included me in their list of the Top 20 Omaha area bands! It's such an honor to be included alongside internationally successful artists like Conor Oberst, Matthew Sweet, Cursive, The Faint as well as talented…

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Omaha Music Scene: Print Publications

My favorite print publications for keeping in touch with the Omaha music scene are GO, The Reader, ENCOUNTER and FOCUS. They're all really great at exposing new talent and providing updates on the established names. I usually pick up my…

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Guide to Omaha Singer-Songwriter Venues

Omaha has a vibrant singer-songwriter scene and offers several intimate venues well suited for acoustic and lyric-based music. I've put together a list of my favorite local venues for catching a singer-songwriter show. Answer this poll to let me know… Read more