Poignant tearjerkers and glittery pop celebrations.
Ribbons of Song is essentially an intuitive folk songwriter/performer named Ben Scott-Brandt, but he most often performs with friends in any opportune variation as a larger folk-pop ensemble. The band has included wild variations in instrumentation, including trombone, upright bass, organ, electric guitar, accordion, and violin. Currently Ribbons of Song pairs the singing/songwriting of Ben Scott-Brandt with production/arrangement by his youngest brother, Jonathan Brandt. This pairing has introduced synth and samples to the traditional acoustic sounds.
Our album Comb My Cowlicks Down was released in 2007.
Our EP Hive Deity was released in 2008.
Our album Club Awesome 99.7FM was casually passed around in 2009.
Our album Pocket Dream was released in 2010.
Our single Oh I Look So Nice! was released in 2011.
Our album Little Storm was recorded/archived in 2012.
Our single Clumsy Feet was released in 2013.
Our album Waterbugs releases June 1, 2013.
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Reviews of our work:
02.15.13 In local Grand Rapids blog, 1000xpm, P.J. enthusiastically describes how Clumsy Feet “shifts into (and out of) several delightful changes of character, pushing it beyond a happy-go-lucky song into something with a much deeper sentiment.”
12.01.10 Steven De Polo (Revue Magazine) recommends Pocket Dream as the perfect holiday gift for the vegans in your life, describing the album as “romantic” and “nostalgic.”
11.28.10 John Sinkevics (Grand Rapids Press) reviews Pocket Dream, calling the songs “soft-yet-compelling… gorgeously crafted.”
10.01.10 Justin Stover (Revue Magazine) describes Pocket Dream as having “strong elements of pop, somber folk, and (gulp) alt. country… as a whole, Pocket Dream is really something special.”
07.09.10 George Wietor (The Rapidian) attends our LP release party in a backyard garden, and writes a house show report, describing Ribbons of Song as having a “delightfully straightforward pop approach” on our “still folky” new material.
02.17.10 Dustin Dwyer (NPR Michigan Radio) records and interviews Ribbons at a rehearsal for his podcast.