One Step Ahead of Your Past

by Benyaro

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Breadwinner
3.
Time's Not on Your Side
4.
Nice n Steady
5.
6.
Pimp Wife
7.
Temporary Lapse of Sense of Humor
8.
Home Cookin'
9.
New Moon
10.
I Do
11.
Penchant for the Blue
12.
Home
13.
Hey, Camille

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All songs written by Ben Musser
(c) 2017 Mohinga Music ASCAP

except “Penchant for the Blue”
by Scott Claassen & Ben Musser
© Mohinga B Music/Dedales de Oro BMI

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Musicians:

Ben Musser - lead & harmony vocals, steel, nylon, 12 string, slide guitar,
upright & toy piano, tambourine, shaker, snare brushes, drum kit , cowbell, hand drum, bongos, beatbox, claps, charango

Leif Routman - upright bass, harmony vocals

Brian Geltner - drum kit, castanets, hand drum, shaker,
harmony vocals

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Jacob Rodriguez – tenor and baritone sax on "Pimp Wife", "New Moon", & "Hey, Camille"
Meg Chamberlin – background vocals on "TTWTSTG", "Time's Not on Your Side"
Camille Obering – background vocals on "TTWTSTG", "Time's Not on Your Side", & "Home Cookin"
Mazie Chamberlin – background vocals on "Time's Not on Your Side"

“New Moon” horn arrangement by: Ben Musser & Jacob Rodriguez

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Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording, Asheville, NC
and Mohinga Recording, Jackson Hole, WY

Produced by: Ben Musser and Danny Kadar
Mixed by: Danny Kadar
Engineered by: Danny Kadar, Clay Miller and Ben Musser
Mastered by: Jeff Lipton for Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Asst Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

Photography © Linton Productions
Graphic Design by: Jesse & Karen @ PorterOneDesign.com
Art Design by: Camille Obering and Ben Musser

Special thanks to Camille & Cassius, and Danny Kadar
Thanks to our families…Mussers, Oberings & Routmans;
to all our friends and supporters across the country!
to Echo Mountain Recording, Bubba the Eagle Owl, Jason Jones,
Maggie Poulos, Noble Media, Scott Claassen, Gar Ragland, Shane Peters, Aaron Wallis, Steven Sandifer, James Condino, Drew Rosenfeld, Powderfinger Promotion, Planetary Group,
Grand Teton National Park, and ALL National & State Parks

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releases September 8, 2017

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Benyaro Jackson, Wyoming

From the dank depths of the Brooklyn subways to the spiritually orgasmic heights of Jackson Hole WY, Ben Musser's indie roots project BENYARO carves a unique path w 1 rule: make great art. Honest, vulnerable shit. Neil Jenny once told Ben "In order to create something truly unique 1 must shut out the influence of others". If anything, here's a killer contemporary artists' advice applied to music. ... more

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Track Name: That's the Way Things Seem to Go
That's the Way Things Seem to Go

Slidin’ round from town to town
searching for the roads
That will deliver me from the doorstep of this house
Back to where I belong.
But along the way are flats, falls, slips and cracks
Some friends who really knew you pass on
So when we spend time out in the cold
Keep yourself steady standing up for your own
Hear yourself breathe

That’s the way things seem to go
Every other day, you just don’t know
It comes around the corner at the speed of sound
you’re flat on your back
you’ve lost your crown
That’s the way things seem to go

You’ve climbed beyond 30, gained your view
and changed a lot of clothes
But stayed true to how you must spend your time
to the gallery been exposed.
They’ll tell you hard work at what you should
will equal double in your mind what you could
So when those folks blow that insecure cold
keep yourself steady knowing right serves the bold
Feel yourself breathe

That’s the way things seem to go
Every other day you just don’t know
It comes around the corner at the speed of sound
You’re flat on your back
you’ve lost your crown
That’s the way things seem to go

Thanks to free will, you plot your next move
Stand yourself up the seat’s reserved for the fools
(don’t be a fool)
Staring at your feet
(don’t be a fool)
Though the wrong ones put you down
there’re some good people you need to meet
You gotta keep things close together
Like a driver go on and get in your car
A rockstar’s who you are!

Don’t need no one’s permission
To head your own club
Don’t wait for no one’s blessing
to chase the things you love

That’s the way things seem to go
Back when there’s a time when you just didn’t know
Now you come around the corner like the speed of sound
Kindly attack, spread your good all around
That’s the way things seem to go

Wake up, pick up what’s left
Will yourself to roll
Back to the grand coliseum that is life
to fight to save your soul.

words & music by Ben Musser © 2014 Mohinga Music / ASCAP
Track Name: Is It Worth It
IS IT WORTH IT

Is it worth it
to say what they say you can’t say
Is it worth
to sing what they say you can’t sing

We all like to reminisce
about the time we used
to not have to pay a price
But life extends
to a place where one must stand
pick a side for your conscience
align it with a man’s
where passion and truth
can no longer be ignored.
So I push my hat towards
center of the ring
Entertainment’s what they say it’s to sing
but thousands of voices
start to cry
they want a tooth for a tooth
when your work get’s wild
i wish you wouldn’t
check your taste at the door

Is it worth it
say what they say you can’t say
Is it worth it
To sing what they say you can’t sing
Is it worth it
to play what they say you can’t play
Is it worth it, etc
To bring who they say you can’t bring
To do what they say you can’t do
To say what they say you can’t say
To draw what they say you can’t draw
To play what they say you can’t play
To be what they say you can’t be

words & music by Ben Musser
(c) 2017 Mohinga Music