FUN, WITTY, PASSIONATE, INSPIRING ... Ben Sage's special brand of hybrid, lo-fi Americana, in which Country, Roots Rock, Folk, Pop, R&B and Blues are like tributaries to an ever-changing river, might aptly be described as "John Lennon meets Johnny Cash," such is the diversity of his work.

In a review of Ben's most recent album, Plenty of Gold, Illinois Entertainer, the state's leading monthly music magazine, had this to say:


Though he blends gospel, country, and R&B, Ben Sage is not your traditional Americana folk artist. Over a sprawling 17 tracks, Sage mingles woodsy love songs (“Dialin’ For My Darlin’”) and religious praises (“With God”) with quirky, country-inflected folk (“You Make Me Feel Like John Wayne”) and poppy acoustic anthems (“Sun Power Me”). There’s a light-hearted irreverence that borders on parody at times, but there’s also genuinely skilled musicianship and colorful stories sprinkled throughout Plenty Of Gold. (
– Patrick Conlan, Illinois Entertainer, January, 2011 


Ben Sage (the stage name of BMI songwriter and publisher Bennett Neuhauser) is currently performing in support of Plenty of Gold, on his Cool Dove label. He also recently launched a video of his paean to solar power, Sun Power Me!

In addition to his sparkling originals, Ben’s live performances include his takes on classics from Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Beatles, Lightning Hopkins, Sonny & Brownie, and Van Morrison, and hits from contemporary greats in Country and Alt.-Rock, too.

Ben Sage also occasionally plays with a group and his former bands include Madison (Wis.) Battle of the Bands winner Apples & Oranges and the Rockabilly revival act, The Rockadiles. Current plans include work on news group projects titled Jet Tanager, The Granddaddies and The Maverick Saints.

Venues Ben has played include the Double Door, the Elbo Room and Uncommon Ground in Chicago, and Genghis Cohen and the famed Palomino in in LA, and he has shared bills with such folk music notables as Ellis Paul. Darius Degher and Lowen & Navarro. Many excellent musicians and recording personnel have graced Ben's CDs, including Butch Vig, Phil Leavitt (dada), Will Ray (Hellecasters), Byron Berline (4-time national fiddle champion), Paul Zografi, Glenn Nishida (Pacifica Studios) and Bob Gannon (Furious Seasons).

Ben Sage (a.k.a. Bennett Neuhauser) is a BMI® affiliated songwriter with well over 150 songs to his credit, for which he owns the masters and holds all songwriter and publisher rights. He two other CDs in release,

In Word And In Deed and Troubadour, available online.


FOR BOOKINGS contact Ben directly by email: or phone: 630-276-6049.

Ben Sage is presented by Cool Dove / SunSpring Enterprises, Inc.

All content on this website,, including but not limited to songs, poems, photos, logos and text, ©2011 Bennett Neuhauser. All rights reserved. Cool Dove logo is TM Bennett Neuhauser and Sunspring Enterprises, Inc. 





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