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Banjo Ben Clark

 

First working on a nation-wide radio tour with Universal South artist Matt Jenkins, Ben cut his teeth in the music business while seeing the country and making many important contacts along the way. Ben then briefly toured with Lila McCann, and this soon led to Ben playing piano, banjo, and mandolin for former American Idol standout and Lyric Street recording artist Josh Gracin.

Shortly after marrying his college sweetheart Hannah in January of 2006, Ben accepted a position with Sony recording artist Craig Morgan playing mainly piano along with banjo/mandolin. After an enjoyable 8 months with Craig, an up and coming singer named Taylor Swift approached Ben. Sensing the then 16-year-old talented singer/songwriter had a promising future, Ben once again made the switch and began playing banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar, and piano for Taylor in December of 2006.

With Taylor, Ben toured the world, made dozens of national TV appearances (including Good Morning America, Leno, Letterman, and SNL amongst others) and was even featured in the Jonas Brothers' 3D movie!

In April of '09, Ben was approached by his friend and hunting buddy Gary LeVox, lead singer for country super group Rascal Flatts, offering Ben, along with his sisters Penny and Katy, a publishing deal in a joint venture with Sony ATV. Feeling like he was being called in a different direction, Ben put in his resignation notice with Swift, joined forces with his sisters, and signed to Sony publishing in November of '09.

 
 
 
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