1st First Friday Americana & Comedy @ SOCA

Non-traditional, American roots music acts Local News Legend, 2 Good Boys, Brian S Cotter, Soapless Opera & Quenxe Henny will join Ben Oaks & stand-ups Tim Carr, Vince Corkadel, Kearasten Jordan, Bryan Carr & Christopher Mauger @ Station One Center for the Arts in downtown Lancaster, PA on Friday Jan 4th – the 1st First Friday of 2019! Darren Jordan will be painting during the performances. Music starts at 8pm. $10 BYOB. This will be a safer space & LGBTQ friendly.

  • Comedy performances by Tim Carr – IG: www.instagram.com/nottimcarr
    • Tim Carr is a writer/actor/director working on the East and West coasts. Tim has been seen in many national commercials (Sprite, Wendy’s and Publix to name a few) feature films and television (Rocky Balboa, Safe, All My Children) and wrote and directed last year’s critically acclaimed ‘The Other Ripken’. He’ll be seen next in the television pilot ‘Franklin Street Station’ and in New York and comedy stages with sketch comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade. In pre production on his next films “Bartender’s Song” and “World Class Fad”.

Painting, writing and creating music are among his other passions. Recently he has stepped into the stand-up comedy arena as another outlet for his unique world perspectives. IG @deuxfelines and click here for his hardcore cinematic music project To The Winter

      • Soapless Opera – renaissance rock- combining influences ranging from easy listening to heavy metal, jazz & Celtic with insightful and contemplative lyrics, Soapless Opera leads you on adventures of thought and emotion! heightening our awareness of how closely we are all tied together. Soapless Opera began more than 10 years ago in Tacoma, WA until Robert relocated to Lancaster in 2006.


BenOaks & Friends release hiphop gem ‘SAMSARA’


BenOaks released his 1st hiphop album – SAMSARA – suddenly on June 28. He re-acquired some of his masters from an abandoned Bones Culture compilation album. The concept was to try & create a track with hiphop artists from every major US city.

Even after making hundreds of hiphop songs with dozens of talented emcees, SAMSARA is Benjamin Oaks first ALL hiphop album. Most of his twelve or so albums are a blend of various electronica – from dubstep to downtempo triphop & alternative hiphop – a blend of electro, electronic rock & funk. 

BenOaks & Friends SAMSARA is a mostly soul style based boombap hiphop album. Guitar & organs over head-noddin funk beat. There are a few crunk/trap/chillwave modern style tracks on BenOaks & Friends SAMSARA. There is also a reggae song, a downtempo triphop banger, a dubstep beast, 3 electronica tracks & a downtempo electronica instrumental.

With lyrical artists from St. Louis, Detroit, DC, Des Moines, Wilmington & Chicago – SAMSARAfeatures hiphop legends like: