You’ve heard of Jam in the Van, but how about Jam in the Bus Conversion? That’s exactly what Ben Delaurentis did with this sweet acoustic rendition of his song, ‘Fill in the Blanks’. His songwriting verges on the contemporary neo-folk of artists like Paul Simon or James Taylor, and it’s certainly at least arguably as good. Where Delaurentis veers left as they veer right is in the sheer level of blue-eyed soul that he maintains, which couldn’t be any more obvious than it is when he strips back the instrumentation on this smoky, heartening ballad.
Delaurentis brings a full band to ‘Fill in the Blanks’ on his new album, Liar for a Muse, and it sure has its own merits as well. The album is out now if you’d like to give it a listen.