Good Morning Texas
had Ben on the show to open up the broadcast
on Tuesday February 5, 2013
An original song written during the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop at
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois on June 24, 2011
with the backup singers, "The Higginbothams" which include:
David Dabbon, Tom Bruett, Colleen Dancey, Akiva Romer-Segal, Morgan Karr, Sharon Kenney,
Carrie Manolakos, K. Divya Maus, Bradford Proctor, Matt Siffert, Marcus Stevens,
Sam Willmott, Alina Smith, Marianna Thielen, and Reece Marshburn.
Master teachers were Craig Carnelia, Marcy Heisler, and Lari White.
Ben's first EP release.
"I Think I'm Growing a Beard"
I Think I'm Growing a Beard
There's Something More
I Hope We'll Be Friends for a Very Long Time
The official EP release was November 5, 2011
at the Festival at the Switchyard but you can order the physical EP on the BUY BEN page on this website. Ben's EP is available for download on this website on the BUY BEN page and is available on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.
Ben's first recording,
which is co-written with Cary Pierce of Jackopierce
was released April 5, 2011
is also available on Booker 3, Volume 2 along with songs by
Tiger Darrow & Danielle Grubb.
Read the May 13, 2011 Review
in Pegasus News
for Booker 3, Volume 2.
"21" on Booker 3, Volume 2
and is available on
iTunes, and Amazon.
Search "Ben Higginbotham" for more music.
Photos of the 2010-11 Booker 3, Vol. 2 recording sessions with
Ben Higginbotham, Cary Pierce, Danielle Grubb, and Tiger Darrow.
Also, please enjoy Ben's music on this website,
Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube.
(additional links at the bottom of this page)
RECENT PAST EVENTS
PAST Sunday night April 17th, 2011 KXT FM 91.7 www.kxt.org
If you were listening to The Paul Slavens Show with his huge variety of music,
you would have heard Ben's song "21" for the first time on the radio.
Paul Slaven's show is every Sunday night on KXT from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
PAST Saturday night April 23rd, 2011 Easter Eve, 9:00 pm - 10:30pm,
Ben Higginbotham played keyboard for The Pancake Combo
featuring Elliott Skinner, Adam Nguyen, Mackey, and More at
La Grange 2704 Elm Street Dallas, Texas
PAST Saturday night April 30th, 2011 Ben Higginbotham accompanied
Hannah Martin at Saxby's Coffee
at 227 E. FM 544 in Murphy, Texas.
PAST Friday May 13th, 2011 Ben Higginbotham
performed at TOTA (Taste of the Arts)
at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
2501 Flora Street downtown Dallas, Texas.
TOTA is a family-friendly fundraising carnival featuring student entertainment,
a silent auction, food-tasting court, and fun!
PAST Saturday May 14th, 2011 Ben Higginbotham played keyboard
for The Pancake Combo at La Grange
2704 Elm Street Dallas, Texas
as a part of Zound Sounds.
PAST Sunday May 15th, 2011 Ben Higginbotham played keyboard for
Thomas Turner at The Prophet Bar
2548 Elm Street Dallas, Texas.
PAST Friday June 24, 2011 Ben Higginbotham performed "I Thought You Were Cool" as the closing act of the 2011 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Workshop at the Josephine Louis Theater on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. http://www.amtp.northwestern.edu/mercer.html
PAST Saturday June 25, 2011 Ben Higginbotham performed "21" during the "Applause! Applause!" show honoring Charles Strouse and featuring Christine Ebersole, Craig Carnelia, Marcy Heisler, and Lari White and several fellow songwriters at the
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
PAST Saturday July 16, July 23, August 10, 2011 Ben Higginbotham performed for the lunch crowd at
Potbelly Sandwich Shop at Forest and Preston.
PAST Saturday October 1, 2011 Neuhaus Cafe Preston & Royal Dallas, Texas
PAST Saturday November 5, 2011
Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard
where Ben performed as the reigning
2010 Battle of the Bands winner and
where the headliners were Third Eye Blind and Bob Schneider,
as well as The Orbans, Telegraph Canyon, The Killdares,
Thunder Road, Slobberbone, and more
PAST Monday November 24, 2011 Played keyboard for Larry Hodge in the Battle of the Bands
at the House of Blues Dallas, Texas
PAST Christmas morning 2011 Singularly played and led music worship at
Northwest Bible Church Dallas, Texas
PAST Ben performed in Godspell Junior at Northpark Presbyterian Church
and was the soloist for "All Good Things." http://youtu.be/WNBRCuVsZlI
PAST Ben performed at BTW Jazz Night at The Sammons Center as a vocalist for the BTW Lab Singers who
won a 2012 Performing Arts High School Outstanding Performance Student DOWNBEAT AWARD,
and as a keyboardist for the Midi Ensemble.
PAST Ben was a semi-finalist for the 24th annual B. W. Stevenson Singer-Songwriter Competition at Poor David's Pub on South Lamar in Dallas April 18th, 2012. http://sceneintown.com/?p=7944
PAST Ben performed piano in the jazz band at Creekwood Christian Church Flower Mound, Texas April 29, 2012
PAST Ben performed as an on-stage band member and soloist for Solidaire at Caruth Auditorium SMU Meadows School of the Arts Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 which was a fundraiser for Tuesday's Children.
PAST Ben performed as keyboardist and backup vocalist for Baylor Wilson at House of Blues
Dallas, Texas May 21, 2012 http://www.baylorwilson.com/video.html
PAST June 6, 2012 Performed solo and with Baylor Wilson on KCBI fm radio in Dallas, Texas
PAST August 3, 2012 Performing Songwriter Showcase Berklee College, Boston, Massachusetts
PAST August 23, 2012 Ben Higginbotham with The Pancake Combo
The Quixotic World Theater 2824 Main Street Dallas, TX 75226
PAST September 14, 2012 Part of the Opening Act for Sarah Jaffe for the Grand Opening of
the Dallas Performance Center
PAST Saturday Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Dallas Hand Made Arts Market
327 Cole Street in the Design District Dallas, Texas
PAST Friday October 5, 2012 Neuhaus CafeNW/C of Royal Lane and Preston Road Dallas, Texas
PAST Saturday October 6, 2012 Music Benefitting Music YMCA at White Rock 7301 Gaston Ave. Dallas, TX
PAST October 10-11, 2012 7:00 PM Pushing Boundaries
A Collaborative Show with Music & Dance
Montgomery Arts Theater Booker T. Washington HSPVA
2501 Flora Street in the Arts District Dallas, Texas
Ben on keys accompanying Jazz Combo I
PAST Friday October 19, 2012
An Evening with Young Artists Featuring Rachel Dupard and Friends
7:30 pm Cathedral of Hope - Peace Chapel
5910 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas, Texas
PAST Saturday October 20, 2012
In support of Elliott Skinner
Greater Expectations Youth Concert
Concord Church 6800 Pastor Bailey Drive Dallas, TX
PAST Sunday October 28, 2012
From 2:00-5:00 at Dallas HandMade Market at 327 Cole Street near Oak Lawn and I-35
in the Design District off Dragon Street.
PAST Wednesday November 21, 2012
Opening Bell Coffee House 1409 S. Lamar, Basement #012 Dallas, TX
7:00 - 9:00 pm. Doors open 6:00 pm.
PAST Friday November 23, 2012
Preston Royal Shopping Center
PAST Friday November 30, 2012
Dallas Does Simon & Garfunkel
Opening Bell Coffee House 1409 S. Lamar, Basement #012 Dallas, TX
Julie Anne Turner
Cameron Mathew Ray
Greg Kummer and Jordan Roeper
PAST 7 PM Wednesday & Thursday Dec. 19 & 20
Abbondanza 2013 Booker T. Goes to the Grammys
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts
2501 Flora (in the Montgomery Arts Theater)
Downtown Dallas in the Arts District
Emceeing and Performing in the choir sponsored music talent show
$5 student / $10 adult
PAST 8 PM Friday December 28
Opening for Tiger Darrow at Opening Bell
1409 S. Lamar, Basement #012
PAST 6:30-9:30 Sat. January 26th
Coffee House Cafe
6150 Frankford Road
PAST February 5th
Good Morning Texas WFAA Channel 8
Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard November 5, 2011 with bandmates,
Elliott Skinner (vocals), Keylon Kidd (vocals), Craig Green (bass), and Ethan Berman (drums).