Ben Sparaco and The New Effect - Nashville Soul, Rock & Blues

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Ben Sparaco and The New Effect - Nashville Soul, Rock & Blues

All the Rest

Thu · February 15, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$17.50 - $22.50

This event is 18 and over

Ticket Prices May Increase.

For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (678)-384-2363 ext. 1.

Ben Sparaco and The New Effect
Ben Sparaco and The New Effect
Ben Sparaco is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter living in Nashville, TN with a sound that combines energetic and soulful guitar playing with a unique blend of rock, soul, blues, jazz, and folk music. At 20 years old he has already made a name for himself as an in demand national touring artist.Starting at the young age of 11, Ben began playing around southeastern Florida, sitting in with blues bands and forming various cover bands.By the time he was 15, Ben began playing his original music to audiences around south Florida. Throughout his time in high school, he began to hone his skills on slide guitar while simultaneously delving into a study of various traditional music styles such as Gospel, R&B, Eastern Classical (Sarod), American and European Folk, Bluegrass, and Jazz.In early 2015 Ben began a stint as a lead guitarist with south Florida jam legends Crazy Fingers; a gig which exposed him to the music of the Grateful Dead until his departure in August of 2015. On August 18th, 2015- the night before moving to Nashville, TN- he assembled his own band and welcomed many guests to the stage of the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL. This marked the start of Ben's solo career. Now firmly rooted in Nashville and backed by his band, The New Effect, Ben has toured coast to coast playing over 100 shows as a solo artist.In January 2017, Ben released his debut full length album "Wooden." Produced by Ross Holmes (Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Warren Haynes, Mumford and Sons), the record explores the more traditional side of Ben's influences combining string-based Americana sounds mixed with rock, jazz, and soul.Ben has had the opportunity to share the stage with the entire drum section of The Allman Brothers Band including a touring stint with Butch Trucks and The Freight Train Band. He has also played with North Mississippi Allstars, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Yonrico Scott, Kebbi Williams, Ron Holloway, Devon Allman, members of the Gregg Allman Band, The Heavy Pets, The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bonnie Bramlett, and more.
All the Rest
All the Rest
Senoia, Georgia is a creepy old place. One hour south of Atlanta in the Deep South, Senoia is the town where AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is filmed. It is also the home town of ALL THE REST who are as much misfits in their town as their Zombie counterparts.

Baylee Waller (19) is the son of a contemporary Christian artist and his dad bought him an electric guitar aged 10. Baylee immersed himself in music and when he was at a Tennessee music festival his dad was performing at, he met Jud Harris (19) who had been playing drums since the age of 8. They started to hang out together and dream of being rock stars. When Baylee’s cousin Caleb Smith (18) heard Jud and Baylee jamming together he decided he wanted to play guitar too. He was only 12 but when he started to practice with the other two the band suddenly landed its lead singer.

In the summer of 2013 the band knew they needed to add a bass player to their line up and so posted a Facebook status. Local bass player Tre Housman (20) had been playing since the age of 7, he luckily heard about the vacant position and impressed the guys with his skills.

With the line up now complete the guys have played constantly in the Georgia music scene and developed their skills as songwriters and musicians.
All home schooled, All The Rest are anything but regular and with their individual fashion style and weird personalities were often sneered at by locals. They ignored and persevered and when their music reached the ears of LA Music Publishers Kundun Music they were immediately snapped up for synchronisation in Film, TV and commercials.

Now recording in the studio with legendary alt Producer Matt Squire, whose credits include Panic! at the Disco, Youngblood Hawke, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls and All Time Low.

Often thought to be pretentious, All The Rest mysteriously thrives on the outer critics, making honest music for a disoriented and systematic generation. Inspired by the Post-Punk era, this alternative rock band carries a rebellious voice, unexpected from their sleepy Deep South. It’s undeniable that this band represents “All The Rest” of society.

Their first official release is Black Plague – released March 7th 2017. It is a raw and honest song about a true life toxic former relationship for one of the band that lead to nothing but pain and heartache.
Venue Information:
Madlife Stage & Studios
8722 Main st.
Woodstock, GA, 30188
http://madlifestageandstudios.com/