Milky Tea Kid met up with songwriter and cook Ben Weaver for a quick chat and an exclusive performance of one of his songs, East Jefferson. The Green Note in Camden was our meeting place; a chilled out respectful venue with great sound. Not great for a full band of a loud nature but perfect for Ben Weaver.
My favourite quote from the gig: “I hate the Internet” … awkward! I do love his mentality of getting away from everything though including songwriting and having a normal life surrounded by nature. Getting away to a cabin somewhere would probably do us all good every once in a while… I’d imagine it would have wireless though.
There is a definite raw edge to his songs that are covered in lyrics that you follow with a lot of concentration! Playing for over an hour and as the only act on that night, Ben quietly commanded the attention of the audience. For someone who “prefers cooking to playing the guitar”, he performed with plenty of emotion… his stir fry must be incredible!
Check out the interview and performance below complete with dingey moody venue lighting: