Live Music: Ben Thornton & Jonah Carden

From the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia, Ben Thornton‘s roots were planted deep in a variety of music from bands such as The Allman Brothers, Pearl Jam, Days of the New, Lynard Skynard, Kenny Wayne Shep., and so many more. Starting out at 7 years old playing one note Christmas songs on the piano by ear, his love for music became an addiction. From 5 years of piano lessons to self-taught 6 stringin’, there was never a doubt how much the love of music would influence Thornton! It’s taken many years, and many life lessons to learn who he really was as a musician! Now the chains are broken and his heart is free!

Jonah Carden is an artist from the small town of Peterstown, WV. In addition to his solo work, he is also a current member of One Eyed Jack and Southern Flame. He released his first solo album “The Great Depression” in 2010 independently. The album was recorded at Sonic Designs Studios in Bristol, TN with Mike Stephenson.