Ben Jackson

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There are several sidemen in the music business named Ben Jackson, all of whom should not be confused with the famed rhythm and blues singer and saxophonist nicknamed Bull Moose Jackson. British drummer…
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There are several sidemen in the music business named Ben Jackson, all of whom should not be confused with the famed rhythm and blues singer and saxophonist nicknamed Bull Moose Jackson. British drummer Ben Jackson is part of the alternative country scene, growing steadily in popularity across the European scene, but still attracting an audience that can fit comfortably in the confines of a medium-sized pub such as London's Big Mama's. That's just one stage where Jackson drums for the Good Sons, a band that has released several CDs since the mid-'90s, as well as appearing on a compilation tribute to original country-rock messiah John Fogerty.

Frontman Michael Weston King, at times credited as just plain Mike Weston, enlisted both Jackson, and lead guitarist Phil Abram, from a group called Mirrors Over Kiev that had been active in the Manchester-Bolton area. In a move that seems to be repeated throughout the history of country music, the heavy influence of Bob Dylan was traced back to Nashville, although donning a cowboy hat as Dylan himself had done was not a prerequisite. Jackson's involvement in the Good Sons was actually compared to the Spinal Tap satire in an interview with Weston, as the drummer was only welcomed into this musical family once five other drummers had either been fired or had vanished.