Ben Kweller performs in The Current studio

Singer-songwriter Ben Kweller
Singer-songwriter Ben Kweller (Photo by Kevin Baldes / Courtesy of the artist)
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    Mar 28, 2012

Ben Kweller has been in the music scene nearly the entire 30 years he's been alive. He received his first nod from Billboard Magazine when he was eight with a songwriting honorable mention. He was signed before he could legally drive and was touring the world shortly after that. He went solo and was signed to another label when he was just 19.

What can you do to challenge yourself after all that? How about start up your own label and put out the music you want to, when you want to, exactly how you want? Kweller's label, The Noise Company, released his new record Go Fly a Kite in February 2012.

Songs performed: "Out the Door," "Gossip," and "Full Circle"

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