IN THE STUDIO
THE FRACTURED YEARS
A MUSIC PROJECT
Artwork by Scott Leiendecker
Photography by Adam Houston
A year ago, a campaign was started. People responded with open hearts, and out of their generous support, The Fractured Years was born. This was only the beginning. If you listen closely, you can hear some of the album being recorded in real time:
ALL STARTED HERE...
The Fractured Years is a collection of the songs of Ben Roseberry, an NYC based artist who has been writing and performing his own music for nearly 20 years. Inspired by the storytelling and artistry of greats like Martin Sexton, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Donny Hathaway and many others, Ben's music has always defied categorization. Known for honesty and simplicity, his music borrows from the traditions of musical theatre narrative, singer-songwriter musicianship and classic soul. Feeling a need to give his music new life and lasting history, without the constraints of music industry molds, he decided it was time to take things into his own hands. Compiling songs from different portions of his life, he surrounded himself with the best musicians and engineers he could find, and released a campaign into the world. The Fractured Years is the result.
The artists responsible for creating this work are:
Ben Roseberry-Vocals, Piano, Music and Lyrics
Brandon Ellis- Cello, Bass and Strings
Gerard Canonico- Drums and Percussion
Maurice Murphy, Christine Dwyer and Sophia Nicole- Additional Vocals
Recorded and Mastered at Engine Room Audio by Nacor Zuluaga Morelo
Mixed by Robin Lai at Fyrbird Productions
Our Amazing Backers
Mark D Kaplan
Leanard J Moors
Bill Roseberry Sr.
Bevin Ryness Curtis
Shellie W. Cobb
Kate De Ayora