Benjamin Thomas Guernsey May 6, 1974- present Benjamin Guernsey has been playing guitar since he was eleven years old. He started off learning eighties glamour rock guitar riffs and grew to learn the finger picking styles of Elizabeth Cotton, and John Frusciante. The Americana influenced guitar playing and the sound of Ben's smoky voice take you to a small Irish pub on a gray misty day. At seventeen he began singing and has not turned back since. His simplistic and honest song writing abilities developed from listening to artists such as Lucinda Williams, Blaine Fielding, and Shane MacGowan. Originally, Ben is from Garrett Park, Maryland. Tom Guernsey, his dad, grew up in the Washington D.C. area playing music for most of his life. Together they wrote the majority of songs on Ben's album, Everybody Knows, and recoreded in Tom's in-house studio. The album features many well know artists from the Washington, D.C. and Maryland area. Ben Guernsey currently resides in Seattle, Washington & plays with the band 'Tugboat Country' & Acordion down at the pike street market.