Four albums into his solo career, Brendan Benson has made a name for himself as one of the music world's premier collaborators. As part of the Raconteurs, he's played an instrumental part in shaping the sound of garage-inspired indie rock.
His newest record, "My Old, Familiar Friend," was recorded in 2007 but didn't see release until August of this year. His tour brings him to Minneapolis, and he stopped by The Current studios for an in-studio performance and chat with Mary Lucia.
Songs performed: "Eyes on the Horizon," "A Whole Lot Better" and "Don't Wanna Talk."
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- Brendan Benson performs in studio Detroit-based Brendan Benson who has recently been tied as of late to fellow Michigan Jack White (of the White Stripes) joined Mary Lucia to perform acoustic versions of his songs.
- The Raconteurs - Live from First Avenue People like to call them a "super group." And that's understandable considering the band is comprised of Jack White of the White Stripes and singer/songwriter Brendan Benson as well as Greenhornes bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler.