Virgin Records offered a deal, and Benson’s debut One Mississippi soon followed. Although the record was received well by critics, and is now a collector’s item, it sold less than 10,000 copies. Benson moved back to Detroit to record his follow-up, Lapalco, in 2002. This record, which was released on the independent label StarTime, was met with more significant success.
Benson has gone on to record 3 more solo records, including this year’s What Kind of World which dropped on April 21st, Benson’s son’s birthday. Benson has also found success with The Raconteurs – a collaboration with Jack White and the Dead Weather. Readymade is the name of the label that Benson formed early in 2012. His latest record was the first released on the new label, and two other acts – Young Hines and Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons - have already been signed. Benson is currently touring Europe, returning to the States for a few shows at the end of August.
BAD FOR ME
WHAT KIND OF WORLD
Recent Release: What Kind of World
Release Date: 4/21/2012
Label: Readymade Records
Band Origin: Detroit