The eponymous record - Ben Bostick's first full-length—was preceded in 2016 by an EP, My Country. The EP was an insurgent outlaw country record, while Ben Bostick takes a turn into more personal territory with a broader range of musical and emotional content. Ben Bostick finds the artist well-rounded and showing a complete picture of the person, from humor to depth to excitement to melancholy. Calling his brand of music ‘outsider country,’ Bostick explains how he coined the term: “My music doesn’t quite fit with the outlaw label, nor am I trying to imitate the classic artists, and alt-country seems to be a genre with its set of conventions.”
Of note: Bostick makes his living (and a good one) as a busker on the Santa Monica Pier. Calling his brand of music ‘outsider country.'