Acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, Ben Lapps, is a young and energetic addition to the new music world. Picking up his first guitar at age 12, Ben soon began writing his own music, and recorded his first album, The New Color, at age 14. Inspired by acoustic guitar icons such as Justin King, Michael Hedges, and Thomas Leeb, his music is truly unique – beautiful to listen to and mesmerizing to watch. He was the youngest participant in the 2008 International Fingerstyle Guitar Championships and the 2010 Canadian Guitar Championships and his debut album has been released on the International level in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Ben has performed at venues such as the Bootzilla Stage at Midpoint Music Festival 2009, Havana Martini Club, The Blue Wisp, Fountain Square for the MLB 2010 Civil Rights Day Reds Game, Taste of Blue Ash, Xavier University, The Phoenix, Paul Brown Stadium, Country Clubs such as Heritage Club, Four Bridges, and Terrace Park, restaurants such as Relish Modern Tapas in Deerfield, Anthony’s of West Chester, Pitrelli’s in Mason, and Mesh as well as performing at The Homestead Resort in Virginia. Ben also performed at the 2009 and 2010 Mason Heritage Festival, is part of Mason's Thursday Night Live Series and performed at Mason's 2010 Independence Day Red, Rhythm and Boom Celebration. Ben also was the featured performer at Macy's United Way Kick-Off in 2009. Ben's music is available on itunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby etc.
Ben is currently working on new material for his next album. Contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org or see more at www.benlapps.com