Ben Doerksen is one of those people who makes everyone feel at home. Not only in his demeanor and how he treats you, but also within his lyrics. He has a way of describing universal human experiences that makes you want to yell “Yes! That’s exactly what that feels like!” in the middle of his song… but you wouldn’t, because you and everyone else in the room is too busy trying to capture every lyric before he moves on to the next. Not only does he write incredible songs for himself, but he freely shares this gift with others. In Ben’s world, it’s the creative process that he finds the most fascinating. He’s always more than willing to help out a friend with a song, if only just to learn more about how they work creatively. We have had the privilege of seeing Ben’s musical journey over the past year – from having him dust off his guitar to come play at our very first show, to beginning to record his first full length album – to be released this year with his full band “Grand River Timber Company”. It’s been a pretty special ride and we are excited to release, for the first time on the internet anywhere – his incredible song “Fun for the Thoughtful”.