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Ben Knight and the Welldiggers

Ben Knight was born in the coal fields of Webster County, KY. He grew up listening to Americana and outlaw country with his father and Motown and soul with his mother, which he cites as important musical influences. 

After moving to Cincinnati, OH in 2011, Ben Knight made his rounds through the local open mic scene before joining forces with Elia Burkhart (upright bass) of Elia Goat and the Natural Horns in 2012. The duo became a trio with the addition of Jeremy Smart (lead guitar), formerly of Josh Eagle and The Harvest City, in January of 2013.    Ben Knight and The Welldiggers are currently touring the Midwest and will be releasing a full-length album in September 2013. 


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