"...stripped back melodic guitar and a voice that is strong and warm curling around the lyrics that have something to say.” - Bluesdoodles
Hailing from an old pit village outside of Mansfield, singer-songwriter Benjamin Bassford is anfractuous & idiosyncratic in nature, meandering through genres like the drifting ghosts of his consciousness.
Benjamin's style of performance has been compared to those of; Tom Waits, John Renbourn, Mance Lipscome, R.L. Burnside, Bob Dylan, Kelly Joe Phelps, Ry Cooder & various others. Yet despite his ecliptic mix of influences Benjamin also brings his own personal style to his work, which has led some to suggest he is beginning to define a space in the genres.
“I think there’s a new Blues genre coming through here… I think in terms of style and content, Benjamin has nailed it; I’m going to call it Blues Noir." - M.Craggs.
Nominated for Acoustic Artist of The Year, alongside Young Artist of the Year in the 2018 UK Blues Awards, Benjamin is beginning to carve out a reputation for his live shows; while also receiving acclaim for his recordings.
2020 - Live at Barry's Blues Barn
2018 - Benjamin Bassford (Self-Titled Album)
2016 - Song's From The Blue Door
2014 - Road Sickness (Debut E.P)