Not Holding Back

Austin Music Minute

Not Holding Back

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014

Although new music is on the way, your humble Austin Music Minute maven still recommends giving a listen to Ben Ballinger‘s 2011 release, Fabrication. And believe me, I don’t hesitate to say it may be challenging at times because there aren’t any white-washed musings or softened blows. He bears his soul without censorship. The message is always clear. No bull. No rose-tinted lenses. This is why Ballinger leaves a strong impression long after the music has stopped. He’s described his work as “psychological folk-blues,” and without a doubt, this is darker folk delving deeply into the psyche. Fabrication disarms you with its unbridled intensity.

Ballinger currently has a Monday night residency at The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St. You can see him perform there tonight. The music starts around 8 p.m. Very recommended.