What People Are Saying

“Spacious, salty, and moving.” – USAToday.com 

“Ben’s songs are uniquely and solely his own the moment you hear them, even if covered by myself or another artist.His voice has equal parts sweetness and grit, and you hang on his words from story to story like a book you can’t put down. I am taken away every time I hear him play and sing a song.” – Jeff Plankenhorn, Songwriter, Musician, The Resentments

“Ben Balmer is one hell of a musician, an engaging entertainer and a thoughtful songwriter. He is a true original talent…and he can bitch-slap the devil with his harp playing.” – Adam Carroll

“Ben Harmonica, guitarist, vocalist, Austin music artist Ben Balmer brings down home “roots” R&B, Blues, and Texas style country originals to the forefront of the music scene…” – Eric Chun, Creative Music Services, BOD N Focus Entertainment, BOD California Lawyers for the Arts

“Ben Balmer is a singular talent and a world class performer It was an absolute privilege to coax him to come 5,000 miles to work with us. We’d jump at the chance to collaborate with him again.” – Beth O’Brien CEO, Ditto Entertainment LTD, United Kingdom

“Really dig Ben’s songs and whole style of writing. A little bit quirky, a little bit dark, and grooves like a mug.” – Malford Milligan, AMA Male Vocalist of the year 2015

★★★★★ There are good Fringe shows, and there are happenings; feats of creative chutzpah that make you want to switch your phone on for serious “OMG!” action.– Fest

★★★★★ “Magnificent… what a collection of talent… entertains us within an inch of our lives.” – Edinburgh Evening News 

★★★★★ Phenomenal music… An experience not to be missed.– The Scotsman

★★★★★  Scottish Sunday Herald

“Ben Balmer! His lyrics will transport you to another place and his clean, powerful vocals have a way of grabbing the attention of even the rowdiest crowds! He is what I call a triple threat, his lyrics, vocals and musicianship are top notch!”
– Scott Ward, Owner, Strange Brew, Lounge Side, Austin, TX

“Ben’s songwriting talent is multigenerational and captivates our audiences, especially with his unique and sexy voice. His last command performance was the first to pack the house at our new up close venue. I CAN’T PRAISE HIM ENOUGH. And on top of all that, he is a nice guy.”
– Cheryl Dodd, Outrigger Event Center, Palacios, TX

“Ben remains one of our favorite performers to play the Riff House concert series. Ben is a talented songwriter, guitar and harmonica player. We love his music and are long-time fans.”
– Tim Slusher, Riff House Concerts, San Antonio TX

Upcoming Shows

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Recent Shows

  • Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe w/ Charles Bryant 8:30 pm, Galveston, TX, Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
  • Hogs Breath Saloon 4:30 pm, Key West, FL, Hogs Breath Saloon
  • Hogs Breath Saloon 4:30 pm, Key West, FL, Hogs Breath Saloon
  • Hogs Breath Saloon 4:30 pm, Key West, FL, Hogs Breath Saloon
  • Hogs Breath Saloon 4:30 pm, Key West, FL, Hogs Breath Saloon