"Duo (Live)" Out Today. One week 'till the full live album comes out!! https://benrector.lnk.to/DuoLive
A month or two ago I got to go to a fitting at the Ping Tour headquarters. I’ve been playing the clubs from that fitting since then and they are really, really wonderful (sidenote, outside of making wonderful gear, it turns out the people at Ping are wonderful as well). A few people on Twitter have asked about a #WITB, so I figured I’d oblige. If you aren’t into golf, cruise right on by this. Ping G410 PLUS 9 degree Mitsubishi Tensei White 70TX 44.75” Ping G410 19 degree hybrid Same shaft as the driver (I think) Ping i210 irons 4-UW Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue Plus 1/4”, about 1 degree upright Ping Glide 54 and 60 degree wedges An old SeeMore Putter Company putter The grips on everything are Golf Pride Grips mid size multi compound. Shoutout to Ping Tour for the clubs and to golf for being endlessly entertaining and difficult.
Had a wonderful time at the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. While #teamcameo (Grant Hirschman and I) didn’t win, we may have had the best time. Grant is a genuinely gifted golfer and a wonderful guy. It gave me an appreciation for a little bit of what professional golfers experience and how, a lot like music, something that can seem glamorous from far away is actually a grind. Huge respect for everyone on the Web.com Tour.
'MAGIC: Live from the USA' is available for pre-save and pre-order today! Listen to the first track, our rendition of the Shania Twain classic "You're Still The One" now. Those of you who pre-save early on Spotify might even get a special merch discount code (WINK WINK) https://benrector.lnk.to/MagicLive
Did we make a little too much tour merch? Yes. Do you now get v good deals on v good shirts? Yes. https://store.benrectormusic.com/
Last year a college student named Luke Menard tweeted at me asking if he could be my tour videographer. I said yes. This Monday at 8pm CST, the short film he made comes out on Youtube. It is really, really good and I'll be answering questions live in the comments when it comes out. https://youtu.be/kVcdvNYI5Oc
95,769 of you bought a ticket to see Magic: The Tour. That is completely nuts. If you came, I hope you enjoyed yourself and that you were entertained and encouraged. If you were, it was due in large part to the hard work and excellence that the band and crew brought every night. It’s the best team I’ve been a part of and it’s the proudest I’ve been of a show. It’s bittersweet to close up shop for this tour because it’s one that felt special, but I’m excited to put my suitcase away for a while and be a normal person again. Thanks for coming to the shows. See you again sometime. 📷: Jordon Conner