“When we are touched by a song, it is because the artist cannot hide himself.”
— LEONARD COHEN
Five Against Four is a musical exploration of the original songs of Benjamin Benamati and Emma Lee.
The songwriters both sing, creating harmony and texture on each other's songs. Benjamin's sweet guitar leads against Emma Lee's simple rhythm guitar create a simple texture against which their disparate yet beautiful voices can shine. The result is heart-felt original songs, arranged with care and played with abandon. Meet the players:
Emma Lee's throaty and soulful vocals accentuate her simple fingerpicking guitar style. Her debut album, Pieces I Have Found is an exploration of her solo style, and her second album, Waiting For Javi is delightful collections of originals backed by a talented band and several guest artists.
Ben has played with several duos across the island of Kauai including The Peppers and Jason + Ben. His plain and poignant writing style is punctuated by his intricate and clean guitar playing. Benjamin's original songs are delivered with his warm, sweet voice.