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Citizen Sessions: Benjamin Longman

  • Citizen Brewing Company 227 35TH AVE. N.E. CALGARY, ALBERTA Canada (map)

Benjamin Longman is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and photographer, now based in Calgary.

He began performing around London under various guises from the age of 16, and has shared stages and studios with such artists as 100 Mile House, Lisa Anderson, Jann Arden, Mariel Buckley, Martin Carthy, Darlingside, Carter Felker, Evan Freeman, Jeremy Ginoux, Danielle Knibbe, Lume, Brett McCrady, Amy Nelson, Matt Patershuk, Martha Paton, Tom Phillips, William Prince, Rosalind, Rotary Park, SOMEONE, Kate Stevens, Emily Triggs, Danny Vacon, Foy Vance, Justine Vandergrift, Adam Van Weilingen, Donovan Woods, and more.

His catalogue of long-form EPs, from 2015’s ‘The Ghost Months Vol. 1’ to 2018’s ‘The Garden Of Song’, present cutting-edge lyrical indie/alternative folk songwriting with the conviction of David Bazan, the complexity of Nick Drake, the insight of Gillian Welch and the unpredictability of Tom Waits.

“…Benjamin Longman possesses a pure and yearning tenor voice that is equally effective singing tender and poignant ballads as it is delivering cutting and sardonic observations on the inadequacy of love.”
- Calgary Folk Fest

"...a true professional...graceful, lilting folk played with equal parts elegance and deeply felt passion"

“A stunning display of art, atmosphere, and beauty”
- Local Drop Magazine

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