Ben Laney was born in a small town in New Mexico in 1950. When he was young his family moved to California where he learned to play the guitar and later the harmonica. Ben has six children: Jennifer, Benjamin, Jamin, Angel, Dylan and Zimmerman, who sing and play various instruments. His children live in California in and around Boulder Creek.
Ben wrote many songs, and played on the streets of Santa Cruz. He opened shows for Larry Gatlin and Jeanie Fricke just to name a couple, and also made it to the top 10 on the Wrangler Star search. Ben recorded two CD’s, one which will be released, on Oct. 17. Ben made his home in Boulder Creek, a place that he loved and even wrote a song about titled “Here In These Hills.” He died at an early age of 59, and is deeply missed.
We will never forget the joy Ben and his songs brought to us all.