Folk/Soul band Benyaro tears it up at Shorty’s

In case y’all missed this (which is extremely unfortunate if you did), on Saturday, Nov. 14, New York City based power duo Benyaro truly put on an amazing performance in Shorty’s. With opening musicians Nolan Silverstein, class of 2011, and local band Nightworker (features lead singer from former Winston-Salem based band Terrance and the Tall Boys, Jacob Myrick), the entire night was full of great music thanks to the gracious hands of Wake Radio. And was very well attended.

Benyaro features guitar, harmonica and drum playing, whaling vocalist Ben Musser and upright bassist Bobby McCullough. Together just these two alone are able to gloriously fill an entire room full of warm, beautiful sound. Each song these guys perform has a soul to it that resonates all around the room — any spectator simply can’t help but give undivided attention. No joke.

Their most recent album, Good Day Better, has been a Wake Radio favorite since its release in April of this year (and it’s still getting tons of air play) and has charted with CMJ. They were also featured on Relix magazine’s Novemeber 2010 issue’s mixtape with their single “Dogs.” While “Dogs” is a great track, there really isn’t a bad song on the album — it’s actually pretty hard to distinguish which one is your favorite.

Seriously, give these guys a listen. Your ears will appreciate it very much.

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