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Benjamin Booker + Olivia Jean: 3 April 2015 - Williamsburg, NY (Photos)

Guitarist Benjamin Booker's versatility with the guitar is earning him quite a following, a fact made obvious by his enthralling recent performance in Williamsburg.

Olivia Jean

Benjamin Booker + Olivia Jean

City: Brooklyn, NY
Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg
Date: 2015-04-03

Benjamin Booker's Friday night set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg was sold out. That was to be expected, given that the young guitarist, now based in New Orleans, has been drawing a lot of from their festival performances last year as well as his solid self-titled debut album and his Live at Third Man Records release earlier this year. Booker's guitar prowess allows him to blend garage rock with blues, roots, and other elements to create an enthralling set. Jack White is a fan.

Nashville's Olivia Jean opened the night with her band. She is signed to White's Third Man label (the same place responsible for Booker's live album) and played a wild rockabilly set on her guitar as she sang material from her debut album Bathtub Love Killings.

Booker is on tour now and throughout the summer including many large festivals, dates are listed below. Photos from their sets at the Music Hall are below as well as a live performance clip of Booker.

 
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Benjamin Booker Setlist

Always Waiting

Chippewa

Old Hearts

Happy Homes

Kids Never Grow Older

Falling Down Blues (Furry Lewis)

Slow Coming

Li'l Liza Jane

Shout Bamalama (Otis Redding)

Spoon Out My Eyeballs

Wicked Waters

Violent Shiver

Have You Seen My Son

By the Evening

 
Benjamin Booker Tour Dates

Apr 16, The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV

Apr 18, Coachella, Indio, CA

Apr 22, Mohawk, Austin, TX

Apr 23, Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA

Apr 24, One Eyed Jack's, New Orleans, LA

Apr 25, One Eyed Jack's, New Orleans, LA

May 22, Sasquatch 2015, George, WA

May 28, Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain

Jun 04, Irving Plaza, New York, NY

Jun 05, Governor's Ball, New York, NY

Jun 06, Mountain Jam | June 4-7, Hunter, NY

Jun 06, Free Press Summer Fest, Houston, TX

Jun 07, Free Press Summer Festival, Houston, TX

Jun 09, Trees, Dallas, TX

Jun 11, Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN

Jun 13, Mahall's 20 Lanes, Lakewood, OH

Jun 14, Three Rivers Arts Festival @ Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA, RSVP

Jun 16, Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Jun 17, Arts Riot, Burlington, VT

Jun 19, The Met, Pawtucket, RI

Jun 21, Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE

Jun 26, Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, Netherlands

Jun 27, Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, Netherlands

Jun 28, Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, Netherlands

Jul 09, 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Jul 10, 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Jul 11, 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Jul 16, Latitude Festival 2015, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Jul 17, Longitude Festival, Rathfarnham, Ireland

Aug 07, Squamish Valley Music Festival, Squamish, Canada

Aug 09, Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, CA

Aug 15, Oya Festival 2015, Oslo, Norway

Aug 21, MS Dockville, Hamburg, Germany

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