I think the first time I got to see Ben live was when he played a show at Club Congress in Tucson, AZ probably over 10 years ago. A friend of mine was a poor college student at the time who couldn't afford to go to the show, but was able to catch his surprise performance at Zia Records earlier that day. After Ben found out her situation, he put her on the guest list and we got to share an amazing night together. One of the most memorable shows of my life!
Ben also helped a couple get engaged on stage a few years later when he played here at the Rialto Theatre. It was super sweet.
All of this is just to say that it feels good to support a musician who, in addition to making so much incredible music, seems like a genuinely kind human being. Thanks for making life a little better, Ben!