Like an invisible conductor, music can dictate the emotions and demeanor of a person or an entire stadium full of people. Some musicians are drawn to the dreamy, optimistic sounds of pop, while others choose a darker, more obscure musical path. There is no doubt which path Ben Lorentzen has taken. He artistically utilizes his gift of a great lyricist and his ability to let the melody lead the mood of his songs. Although the music is intimate and often personal, it demands the attention of a large stage.