It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend, Benjy King, on Thursday afternoon, September 20, from complications from an accident on Wednesday night. Benjy was an extremely talented musician, producer, arranger and recording engineer who will be missed by all of us, and by the many musicians, listeners and friends who loved him and his work.
Benjy was a true multi-instrumentalist who could play piano, organ, synth, guitar, bass and drums expertly. He was also an accomplished singer. Over the course of his career, Benjy worked with many of the world’s top session musicians, artists, engineers and producers. Scott Hull, Al Schmitt, Will Lee, Lincoln Clapp and David Santos are counted among his many professional admirers.
In addition to his numerous talents, Benjy had a personality that could light up a room, and a wealth of stories from his adventures in music that could keep those lucky enough to hear him in rapt attention for hours.
The world has lost a vibrant talent. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Benjy’s family and friends.