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With a vocal style bringing to mind the quieter side of Jack White, reclusive singer/songwriter Benjy Ferree found success in his home city of Washington, D.C., after a failed attempt at an acting career in Los Angeles. While working as a bartender at the Black Cat, he met Fugazi's Brendan Canty, who encouraged him to pursue music. Canty ended up mixing his EP Leaving the Nest, which was released jointly by Planaria and Box Theory Records. Domino issued the record in November 2006 with additional songs. For his second album Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobbby Dee, Ferree recorded a concept album based on the tragic life of child star Bobby Driscoll. It was released on Domino in early 2009.
Benjy Ferree is a singer/songwriter from Prince George's County, Maryland. He currently resides in Washington, DC.
Following "Leaving the Nest," an EP of six songs released jointly by Box Theory and Planaria Records in October 2005, Ferree signed with Domino Records US/UK. They added four new songs to the original EP and released Ferree's full-length debut album - also entitled "Leaving the Nest" - in late 2006.
In February 2009, Domino USA released Ferree's 2nd full-length album, "Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee." Domino UK released the album world-wide in December 2009.
Live, Ferree plays a Fender Telecaster and KORG SV-1, as well as a Little Phatty, moogerfoogers, Polyevolver, and a moog theremin plus. Sometime touring band member Drew Mills of the Philadelphia band Blood Feathers (formerly of Aspera) has played custom made Wurlitzer drums and guitar. Ferree's live band has also included his wife Laura Jean of The Aquarium (band) (Dischord Records).Past touring members include Amy Domingues of Garland of Hours, Jonah Takagi of Atelier Takagi, and Little Jack Lawrence
On Oscar Sunday, 2012, Ferree released the G.U.S. 7" on Ricky Records.