By: David de Young
|Ben Weaver – Photo by Jenn Barnett|
Ben Weavercelebrated the release of his new album The Ax in The Oak and his debut on Bloodshot Records – we reported about that here in April – with a CD Release Party at the Turf Club in St. Paul Saturday night. Though he’s played all over the world, The Turf Club has always served as a sort of home base for Weaver, so it was the perfect place to give him a send off for his next tour. Starting September 18, Weaver kicks off yet another European tour (heavy on dates in Germany) with a show in Fulda.
Saturday’s show was attended by a dedicated group of fans and was kicked off by lo-fi hip hop duo Kill The Vultures and chill-electro jazz outfit Tarlton. Weaver’s current band includes Tarlton’s Brett Bullion on drums and Chris Smalley on bass.