Taste of Minnesota Festival
At the 12th annual Taste of Minnesota Festival, Ben played a solo acoustic set at 3:30 and returned later that night with the band. He opted to come down off the stage so he could sit in the midst of the roughly 100 fans gathered. For much of the 90 minute fledgling jam session he improvised and asked the crowd for approval and requests. Also during his set, Ben asked an older fan in the crowd to help out with the singing duties on a handful of old Delta blues classics.