Ben Willis | The Lighter Side Of Poverty

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The Lighter Side Of Poverty

by Ben Willis

Trailer park Folk music. A combination of acoustic humor and epic story telling brought down to a lower level so that we can all identify with it.
Genre: Country: Country Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Lighter Side Of Poverty
3:20 $0.99
2. The Greatist Generation
5:08 $0.99
3. Side Show Queen
3:41 $0.99
4. I Don't Dance Sober
3:30 $0.99
5. Lay Down
2:56 $0.99
6. Wolves
3:35 $0.99
7. Sopchopee Bound
2:36 $0.99
8. These Old Shoes
2:38 $0.99
9. The Cow Song
3:22 $0.99
10. Standing In The Dark
4:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
His music has been described as "Honest", "Earthy", "Front porch pickin' music", and "Campfire music". This also describes THE LIGHTER SIDE OF POVERTY, the new cd by Singer/Songwriter/Guitar player Ben Willis(Who's never seen an ink blot he didn't like). A collection of ten story songs with a cast of characters including hobos, circus freaks, war heroes, drunk dancers, inept farm hands, dillusional jail inmates and generally lost souls. Playing a righthanded guitar lefthanded upside down and acoustic slide, Ben's musical and lyrical influences range from Doc and Merle Watson to John Prine and Steve Goodman. So if you think life is unfair, grab a copy of THE LIGHTER SIDE OF POVERTY give it a listen and feel better about yourself.



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katherine kirkpatrick

the lighter side of poverty
I really enjoyed the poetic & storytelling nature of the lyric's, the wonderful timelessness of the guitar playing and the bit of silliness that goes well with the melancholy feel of some of the numbers. I recommend both this album and this artist.