“"Django Reinhardt meets Ray Lamontagne in a powerhouse blend of gypsy jazz, bluegrass, classical, and folk music. A beautiful merging of fiery instrumentals and expertly crafted songwriting."”
— Splitman Media
“"The genuine honesty of the album’s storytelling is as equally genuine as the chemistry Phan has with the musicians crafting with him in the studio. The group sounds seamless as they bob and weave through bluegrass jangle, ramshackle gypsy waltz, soft-hearted folk balladry and every stop of the train in between."”
Ben Phan (and the Soul Symphony)
Ben Phan is a professional guitarist and songwriter based in Asheville, NC. He is a passionate and captivating performer who writes from the heart and speaks to the soul. His original music is a beautifully crafted blend of instrumental virtuosity, poignant lyrics, and haunting melodies. His band, Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony, bring a high energy blend of styles and influences, merging cello, fiddle, upright bass, and drums along with Phan on guitar and vocals. In 2014, Ben walked from Mexico to Canada with a guitar on his back. Upon his return, he has dedicated himself entirely to music. Phan is a prolific poet and masterful guitarist, with the soul of an improviser. He believes that the best live music happens when the artist responds to the moment– which means that every one of his concerts offers audiences a different sound and a unique experience.