Ben Hallowell and Joe Navin started playing for the first time in the beginning of 2013; by ingraining themselves in several open mic communities and starting several others, Ben & Joe have become a staple in the underground music scene that is alive and well in Lancaster, PA. With catchy songs, original takes on classic covers, and innovative arrangements, Ben & Joe captivate listeners young and old with their easily digestible music and casual manner, all with a comedic timing that leaves audiences chuckling sensibly and wanting more.
Ben & Joe is made up of Benjamin Hallowell (vocals, guitar, synth, beatbox) and Joe Navin (vocals, guitar, beatbox).
– Vocals, Guitar
Ben graduated from Millersville University in 2010 and received his B.A. in Music Business and Technology with University Honors. He is currently employed with the Bureau of Policy, Office of Income Maintenance as a Human Services Program Specialist in Harrisburg, PA. Ben enjoys singing, playing acoustic guitar, playing his Stylophone, and collaborating with musicians in the Lancaster area and abroad.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Drink: Bourbon
Favorite Movie: No Country for Old Men
– Guitar, Vocals
Joe was 13 years old when he started learning to play the family acoustic guitar. Since then, he’s learned by playing with his family and friends as well as learning his favorite bands’ songs. Joe has played in several genres of bands using primarily electric guitars with A LOT of distortion, but now mostly plays acoustic. He received his B.A. from Millersville University in 2012 with an Environmental Geography major, and a Biology minor. Joe also gives guitar lessons – please email him at [email protected] for more information.