Ben De La Cour and Kipyn Martin at 49 West

49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar and Gallery, 49 West Street, Annapolis, MD

ITZAll Goode Concert Series Presents

Ben De La Cour and Kipyn Martin Monday, December 16, 2019 8 PM - Doors 7:30 PM $20 Door, $18 Online

In the Listening Room at 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar and Gallery 49 West St, Annapolis Md

Co-Hosted by Eric Scott and Susie Markland

LIMITED SEATING, RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. Reservations can be made online or by phone:(410) 626-9796


Ben de la Cour is a master storyteller who pairs his narratives with dense arrangements and an unforeseen sense of drama and deliberation. - GOLDMINE

Born in London and raised in Brooklyn, Ben de la Cour was playing New York City dive bars with his brother a full decade before he could legally drink. A high-school dropout and former amateur boxer, he received his education by listening to his parents record collection full of everything from Bob Dylan and The Everly Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

At the age of nineteen he spent a year in Havana training with members of the Cuban national boxing team before moving to London with his brother to revive their doom metal band, Dead Mans Root. They lived in a van and toured around Europe for several years until the band fell apart under the two-fisted attack of burnout and drunken brawls.

In 2008 de la Cour returned to the states with a head full of softer, bruised, but no less intense acoustic songs. Following a short stint in Los Angeles, Ben passed through New Orleans and ended up in Nashville. In April of 2018 Ben de la Cour released his third record, The High Cost of Living Strange, eight tracks of his self-proclaimed Americanoir style - weaving complex, mysterious and sometimes shocking storylines with a unique blend of instrumental backing and the occasional glimpse of gallows humor.

The High Cost of Living Strange has been featured on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, BBC Radio and NPR while receiving high praise from American Songwriter, No Depression, Goldmine and Daytrotter as well as fellow songwriters and sometimes touring partners such as Adam Carroll, Jon Dee Graham and Rod Picott. Ben de la Cour currently spends over a hundred days a year on the road touring the U.S, Canada and Europe.


"She arrives at a time when scores of twenty-something women fill the coffeehouses and folk clubs of America with a sound sweetly reminiscent of the 1970s era of Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King and Jackson Browne, who together shared the blessing of lucrative recording deals." - DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk singer-songwriter whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She currently plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas.

Kipyn celebrated several milestones in January 2017 including the release of Dance Across the Sky, a solo project following up her debut Undercover Muse, and winning the coveted Gold Award in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (Open category) for God is Love, her third MASC Gold adding to previous wins in 2013 and 2014.

Additional accolades for Kipyn include being honored by the Washington Area Music Association with their WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year in 2015 and multiple nominations the following year for Songwriter of the Year and Folk Contemporary Vocalist.

Kipyn also tours the country with Allison Shapira in the duo show Joan & Joni, a tribute to the music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell (for additional details about Joan & Joni visit 2019 touring for Kipyn includes solo concerts in Pensacola and Brooklyn, as well as a Joan & Joni performance in Berryville, VA (Shenandoah Valley).