Benjamin Booker – 13th July 2018 – Boiler Shop Newcastle

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

Benjamin was here opening for legend Mavis Staples on a few dates and certainly did not disappoint! Unlike the last time he was here, this is not a full band affair it’s just Benjamin and guitarist Sam Cohen (who also produced Benjamins’ last album Witness) but the power of the songs from his two albums was not lost.

He has such a sweet soft soulful voice yet standing far back from the mic it still fills the room with ease and by the time he airs title track Witness the crowd are totally on board. I loved the stripped back versions of the songs and seeing Benjamin so obviously buzzing being on the bill with Mavis Staples but hoping he comes back for a headliner spot soon.

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