Ben Friedman

Musician, bandleader, and songwriter Ben Friedman has been an active performer in the Atlanta folk and rock scene for nearly thirty years, founding Cigar Store Indians in 1991 and exploring a variety of musical avenues since then. Inspired by everything from rockabilly to klezmer to Nick Drake, Ben writes with an eclectic style influenced by his heritage as much as his personal past. He is currently exploring new soundworlds hearkening back to his European Jewish ancestry and is planning to release an album in collaboration with Cassidy Goldblatt, Room 1078, and others in 2019.

Take a listen to "Chinese Kite" to get a taste for this project in the works!