“Like sonically swimming through a painting.” - Taos Tempo Magazine
Guihan writes much like a painter, and invites the audience into many vivid lyrical landscapes with his colorful folk style arrangements.
2022 San Francisco Free Folk Festival Virtual Performance
“ Mr Guihan’s work, from the sounds to the artwork, could easily fool most listeners into thinking that they’re hearing some kind of would-be folk-rock classic that for reasons hard to explain never achieved the fame and fortune of some of its peers. ” - Alt77
“ ...his phrasing (on Portrait in A) is reminiscent of an Al Stewart or Robyn Hitchcock waxing heartbroken” - Queen City Sounds and Art
Ben Guihan's new album Mise-en-scène was recorded in Connecticut at Dirt Floor Recording and Production in late February 2020. The album, which is Guihan's first studio produced record, was recorded in four days, but within just a few short weeks of finishing the sessions, all plans for the coming year were put on hold for obvious reasons. Mise-en-scène was released on vinyl and all major streaming platforms on December 10th 2021.
Ben Guihan describes himself as a visual songwriter, portraying surreal images and characters that come to life in cinematic verses, matched with a colorful guitar style rooted in traditional folk.
Ben grew up in Vermont, spent some time in Boston busking around Harvard Square, then made his way down to Providence, Rhode Island. With Providence as a home base, Ben spent several winters traveling the country in a custom built wooden camper on his '94 Ford Ranger. Ben would craft songs as he went, and made a home-recorded album with good friend Tom Keohane which was released to coincide with his 2018 tour. Ben played coffee houses, saloons, galleries and book shops throughout the south, west, and coastal California, and eventually relocated to the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, which he now calls home.