It was just an ordinary Tuesday night, not even an opening night, but even before Benjamin Scheuer finished singing his song about the definition of a lion, the audience was standing and shouting “Bravo.” Scheuer is a singer/guitarist; the type that one immediately associates with a folk singer. He has a story to tell and it’s a story only he can tell.
Music is at the heart of his story and is definitely lodged in the heart of this singer. When he starts strumming, his whole body is tightly enveloped in the song including the lyrics and the melody. Beginning when he was a small child and fascinated by the music his father played on his own guitar, Scheuer wanted nothing more than play like his dad. His father, a Harvard grad with a law degree from Columbia apparently wants his oldest of three sons to do more than sing and play guitar. Scheuer has six guitars on stage, including electric guitars, which he played in a teen band. It was a poor grade in math that was the pick that broke the strings. His father forbade him to travel to a concert he was playing in with the school band.