Christ, I really regret not going to see Ben's band last night. These guys are SO GOOD!
Ben is so humble and I'm blown away that he would actually take the time out to email me in any shape or form. Sometimes human beings just surpass all the boundaries that you've imagined and that is this band.
This is incredibly complex music. It is not blues. I know how to play music and this is very hard, technically. And the dudes pull it off (just like Ben's other band, Kids Eat Crayons) just so flawlessly. Have to wonder what they do for their day jobs, because this kind of expertise requires COUNTLESS hours of practice. I've been there--I know. You can't just walk in and do it. Don't work that way.
I remember seeing a video interview with Jaco Pastorius (available on youtube) and just seeing how his superhuman bass playing was reduced to a much more mundane level . . . practice, practice, practice.
Ben's band (I'm ashamed to even not know the name of) is truly world-class and you MUST go listen to it here.