The American Showplace Music was born from the legendary Showplace Studios to present you with the best in Blues, Jazz and Beyond.
Ben Elliott, founder of American Showplace Music, has recorded, mixed and produced artists for over 25 years. He is known for his expertise in diverse musical genres, having recorded classic artists such as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards (for whom, among other projects, he recorded and mixed "You Win Again," featured on Timeless, the Grammy-winning all-star tribute to Hank Williams).
Specializing in the Blues genre, he was associate producer and engineer on Hubert Sumlin's Grammy-nominated record "About Them Shoes," featuring legends James Cotton, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Paul Oscher and Bob Margolin of Muddy Waters' band, as well as Levon Helm of The Band. In 2012, Ben produced, recorded and mixed the all-analog Thank You Les...a Tribute to Les Paul CD and DVD documentary, which featured Lou Pallo, Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Slash, Billy F Gibbons, Blondie Chaplin, Jose Feliciano, Eddie Bragati and Nokie Edward,s among many others.
Ben has also recorded and/or mixed albums for Blues/Rock artists Leslie West and Mountain, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Savoy Brown and Jack Bruce.
Additionally, Ben's work with legendary Jazz artists includes Al Caiola, Sonny Fortune, Louis Hayes, Bucky Pizzarelli, Houston Person, and Bill Easley, and he has mixed a series of Live at the Blue Note albums. He has also worked on tracks with artists including Warren Haynes, Luther Vandross, Ben E. King, Bernard Purdie and Robert Randolph.
Throughout the years, Ben has gained experience from working with top producer/engineers such as Rob Fraboni, Eddie Kramer, Andy Wallace, Jason Corsaro and Joe Barresi.
As co-owner of Showplace Studios, Ben possesses one of the largest collections of vintage and analog gear in the world.
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