About the Author

Ben Butler

New York session guitarist, sideman, solo artist.
Woodside, NY, United States
Instruments: Guitar
Styles: Acoustic, rock, jazz, pop
Specialties: Acoustic finger style
2 Lessons

Ben Butler grew up in Australia, playing the guitar since the age of 8, studying with legendary guitarist Tommy Emmanuel in his teens, later graduating from the Canberra School of Music Jazz program as student of the year, and in his early 20‘s he performed with some of Australia’s great artists such as Renee Geyer, Jimmy Barns, Richard Clapton, and members of INXS. Since moving to the USA in 1992 to attend Berklee College of Music, Ben has enjoyed a career as a session musician, sideman and composer in New York City. His versatility and skills on the guitar have led him to share the studio and/or the stage with artists such as Sting, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Paul Simon, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti, Jonatha Brooke, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, The East Villiage Opera Company, Burt Bacharach, Herbie Hancock, and Bono and the Edge of U2. Ben has also composed music for film and television, including collaborating on the score for “Heights” and “The Insurgents” and his music can be heard on many shows on the Discovery Network. Ben is currently a member of the Chris Botti touring group, and his first solo CD release “Truth In Guitars” is available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.