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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Ben Howard

Ben Howard
  most certainly isn't the "UK's answer to Jack Johnson".Amazon
What he is, on the evidence of this impressive debut album, is a gifted and immediately involving singer-songwriter. The 23-year-old from Devon – or "Devonshire", as his record company rather self-consciously refers to his home county – has pretty diverse musical tastes: he posts videos by artists as disparate as Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and Robyn on his personal blog. However, it's the music of John Martyn and Bon Iver, both of whom he listens to "a lot", that has a tangible impact on his sound.BBC

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