Ben Phan is a professional guitarist and songwriter based in Asheville, NC. He is a passionate and captivating performer who writes from the heart and speaks to the soul. His original music is a beautifully crafted blend of instrumental virtuosity, poignant lyrics, and haunting melodies. His band, Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony, bring a high energy blend of styles and influences, merging cello, fiddle, upright bass, and drums along with Phan on guitar and vocals. In 2014, Ben walked from Mexico to Canada with a guitar on his back. Upon his return, he has dedicated himself entirely to music. Phan is a prolific poet and masterful guitarist, with the soul of an improviser. He believes that the best live music happens when the artist responds to the moment– which means that every one of his concerts offers audiences a different sound and a unique experience.