Cozy up at Club Pulp on Wednesday, Dec. 29, where singer/songwriter Ben Wakeman will perform folk-rock and pop tunes. The Atlanta-based musician is a talented songwriter and guitarist with a slight country twang in his voice. Wakeman’s songs are lyric-driven and propelled by a steady acoustic strum. Throughout his career, Wakeman has produced five independent records, including I’m Just the Same as I Was, which was released in May 2010.
As stated on his website, Wakeman sees “songs as portable, distilled moments captured in time, flexible enough to express the subtlest distinctions and ironies of life on one level, while on a deeper level, broadcasting the raw emotion of an experience that requires no explanation beyond the feeling in your gut.”
Wakeman will be sharing the stage with Asheville rockers Broken Lilacs and The Clouds of Greer. Broken Lilacs is a rock ‘n’ roll duo fronted by Tommy Lilac Voltage IV and Slim Suzy Lilac, as stated on their Facebook page. Recently, the duo performed with The Feral Chihauhaus, a local sketch comedy troupe, during a live performance of Thankstravaganza!. The Clouds of Greer, fronted by Jason Daniello, Jake Widgeon and Jeffrey Richards, will perform “acoustic guitar music with singing,” as stated on their Facebook page.
Club Pulp is located under The Orange Peel at 103 Hilliard Ave., in downtown Asheville. There will be a $5 admission fee at the door for the show. As Wakeman writes on his website, “It should be a great night of music and a good warm up for New Year’s [Eve], so come out, bring a friend and raise a glass.”
Check out Ben Wakeman performing “Unamerican” here: