Cuzz III-Feel Like Goin' Home
If Country Music greats Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash met Blues greats Son House and Muddy Waters, you would hear the sounds of Singer/Songwriter and Delta Bluesman, Ben Coulter. Combining the styles of all four legendary artists, the Montrose, Arkansas native has created a sound all his own, called 'Delta Style' Country Music. Coulter combines smooth vocals, steady harmonica, and a rockin' acoustic guitar producing a raw, yet very polished sound.(Coulter's newest album, 'Cuzz Vol. III' takes him another direction with a full band with fiddle, mandolin, steel, acoustic and electric guitar, and bass) Growing up in the Arkansas Delta of Southeast Arkansas, Coulter was influenced at an early age by Gospel music, and country greats such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings. As Coulter became older he was drawn more and more to the Bluesmen who had roamed the Delta years before, Bluesmen like Son House, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, and Muddy Waters. Coulter began playing at least once a week at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, leading worship for the University's Christian ministry organizations and local churches. Coulter has also played for several years in Branson and Fayetteville. These places include Shorty Smalls Bar and Grill, the Pasta House, The State Park Marina, and as a street entertainer at the Branson Landing. Coulter played in Fayetteville at Big Daddy's Bar and Grill, Benson's Bar and Que, and Sodie's Underground on the square. In January of '07, Coulter headed to Nashville, TN, and was a regular host and performer at The Crescent Cafe and Oyster Bar. There he would share the stage many nights with Grammy Award winner, Anders Osborne, who raved about Coulter's voice, calling it 'big like a castle.' Coulter also performed at many writer's nights around town, at places such as Loser's Bar, and The Hall of Fame Lounge. He recently has moved back to the Arkansas Delta, to be back home, and to walk in the footsteps of the Delta Bluesmen who roamed the Delta years before. He has also recorded and produced 4 full length CD's, and 2 singles. And of those CD's, Coulter wrote every song but 3 tunes. With a style completely his own, and a steadily growing fan base, the sky is the limit for this Arkansas Delta Bluesman.