Ben Helson joins Larry Stephenson Band

Ben Helson - newest member of The Larry Stephenson BandLarry Stephenson has brought 21 year old guitarist Ben Helson aboard as the newest member of The Larry Stephenson Band.

Despite his youth, Ben has been performing in bluegrass and country bands for many years, most recently as a part of the bluegrass band at Bethel College, where he is finishing a degree in Music Business. He did his first shows with Larry last month at the IBMA convention in Nashville.

You can find audio samples from Larry’s next CD, Thankful, on his web site. It is due on Pinecastle Records on March 4, 2008.

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