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10pm – Ben Sparaco and the New Effect W/ The Lean & Plenty

January 26 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Ben Sparaco and The New Effect formed in 2017 when Florida-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist began playing with drummer Anthony Quirk and bassist Adam Discipio. Now based in Nashville, TN, Ben and the band have maintained a massive touring schedule, cutting their teeth playing coast to coast in clubs, festivals, and theaters.

Sparaco spent his teen years making a name for himself in the jam band scene of the southeast, playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band, Dead and Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more before he had even turned 20. This included a touring stint in late Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks’ band. After recording his 2016 release “Bring the Jubilee EP” with a Florida-based group of musicians, he moved to Nashville. There, he amassed a group of Nashville’s finest to record his debut solo record “Wooden” with producer Ross Holmes (Mumford and Sons, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes), which also featured a guest appearance from Luther Dickinson.

After finalizing The New Effect’s powerful lineup with Berklee College of Music graduates Quirk and Discipio, Sparaco’s songwriting started branching out from his southern rock roots, showing indie rock and pop influences, evident on the forthcoming EP “Greetings, from Ben Sparaco and The New Effect,” available everywhere June 8th. This November, fans can look forward to the release of new single “Scared Of The Dark”, where The New Effect further illustrates their penchant for indie textures, conjuring images of The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, and Tame Impala. Indeed, the future is bright for this young slinger.


January 26
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
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The Players Pub
424 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401 United States
812 334 2080