Ben Knight and the Welldiggers

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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

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