Photo of Benjamin Booker, courtesy of ShoreFire Media.
Benjamin Booker performs at The Varsity Thursday, April 23. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Benjamin Booker’s music is a reflection of his hometown of New Orleans — charmingly grimy, unpredictable and unruly, but always maintaining an undercurrent of class and tradition. Since recording some demos a few short years ago and signing with major label ATO Records, Booker’s voice has carried far beyond the Louisiana state lines.
Booker’s career went on the fast track in 2013 when Jack White heard some of his demos and tapped him as the opening act on a national tour. Later that year, Booker’s self titled debut earned high praise, followed by high profile performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and on the late night circuit.