Ben Sparaco and The New Effect is lead by up and coming guitarist, singer, and songwriter Ben Sparaco. Sparaco, drummer Anthony Quirk, and bassist Adam Discipio are based out of Nashville, TN, boasting a sound that combines energetic and soulful guitar playing with a unique blend of rock, soul, blues, jazz, and folk music.
By the time he was 15, Ben began playing his original music to audiences around his native South Florida. Throughout his time in high school, he began to hone his skills on slide guitar while simultaneously delving into a study of various traditional music styles such as Gospel, R&B, Eastern Classical, American and European Folk, Bluegrass, and Jazz.
In early 2015 Ben began a stint as a lead guitarist with south Florida jam legends Crazy Fingers; a gig which exposed him to the music of the Grateful Dead until his departure in August of 2015. On August 18th, 2015- the night before moving to Nashville, TN- he assembled his own band and welcomed many guests to the stage of the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL. This marked the start of Ben’s solo career. Now firmly rooted in Nashville and backed by his band, The New Effect, Ben has toured coast to coast playing over 100 shows as a solo artist.
In January 2017, Ben released his debut full length album “Wooden.” Produced by Ross Holmes (Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Warren Haynes, Mumford and Sons), the record explores the more traditional side of Ben’s influences combining string-based Americana sounds mixed with rock, jazz, and soul. A new, self titled EP from The New Effect featuring the single “There Is No Them” (available everywhere now) is due out in spring 2018.
Ben has had the opportunity to share the stage with the entire rhythm section of The Allman Brothers Band including a touring stint with Butch Trucks and The Freight Train Band. He has also played with North Mississippi Allstars, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Yonrico Scott, Kebbi Williams, Ron Holloway, Devon Allman, members of the Gregg Allman Band, The Heavy Pets, The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bonnie Bramlett, and more.”