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Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album

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Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album

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Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album

Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album

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There's something about a rapidly strummed guitar chord followed quickly by an urgent vocal that is one definition of an effective rock song, and Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker thinks he's found quite a few examples of this on Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut album. The 25-year-old guitarist-singer-songwriter has already served as an opening act on Jack White's recent tour, and he may be ready for headliner status.