Baptist Arms create a dystopian gothic folk landscape with spare instrumentation and evocative harmonies.
Ben von Wildenhaus, is a guitarist who’s spent time in both NYC and Washington State. His style has been compared to Marc Ribot and Jim Campiglongo. New York Music Daily
calls it “deep noir.” Spin describes his music as “a tight confluence of meditative anti-shredding.” He has two albums, Great Melodies From Around (Riot Bear, 2011), and Ben von Wildenhaus II (GLOBOS, 2015).
Ben is a 2017-18 recipient of the Tacoma Arts Initiative Program grant, for which he is performing around Tacoma’s public parks on a one man raised stage. He also leads his own group Von Wildenhaus (in the band naming tradition that beget Van Halen, Dio, and Fleetwood Mac), a Seattle band which was recently featured on the cable show Band In Seattle. Their debut album will be released in early 2019.
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