Philadelphia’s own Ben Arnold poured his heart and soul into the crowd at World Cafe Live’s Free at Noon Concert today. He was backed by his 48 Hour Orchestra, gearing up for the upcoming show and release party for his new record Lost Keys.
The scene was a little different since Ben last visited WXPN for his Key Studio Session just a few weeks back. The full 12-piece orchestra band behind him brought a new light to his hearty music, booming with brass and strings sections, lighting up each song with energy and emphasizing on the intricate arrangements. His new tunes like “Detroit People” had more power behind them, with the orchestra bringing out the root emotions of the songs. While he labeled “Nobody’s Hurtin’ Like Me” as a “depressed, drinking alone song,” his lively performance was reflected in the crowd, radiating with spirit and excitement.
You can catch Ben Arnold and the 48 Hour Orchestra playing at Underground Arts this Saturday, February 6th at 8pm for his Lost Keys release party. More information on that show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Listen back to the Free at Noon and check out a photo gallery from the show below.
Nobody’s Hurtin’ Like Me
When Love Fades Away
48 Hour Orchestra, Ben Arnold, Free At Noon, World Cafe Live