Artist Spotlight : Benji Hughes

If this is the first time you've heard the name Benji Hughes - we truly don't think it'll be the last! Benji Hughes released his debut album, entitled A Love Extreme on New West Records in 2008. It's a killer album! And was recorded with acclaimed producer and Los Angeles session musician Keefus Ciancia. Hughes' live band during this period contained a rotating cast of notable members, including Barbara Gruska (of Jenny Lewis) on drums, and solo-artist and producer Jonathan Wilson on guitar and backing vocals!

In 2011 Hughes appeared on Jeff Bridges' self-titled country album. He also appeared on Meshell Ndegeocello's album Weather, contributing vocals on two songs and receiving writing credit on three.

Hughes released four new albums via his website in November 2014. XXOXOXXSongs in the Key of Animals, and OXOXOXOXOX are bundled as a set on 4 CDs or a flash drive. In August 2015 it was announced that Hughes signed to Merge Records and would release a new full-length album in 2016.

We can't wait to hear the new album, debuting in SF on Friday, January 29 at Slim's! Get your tickets now :