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Meet the Band: Ben and Jimmy Acoustic

The duo will perform Thursday night as part of the Downtown Kirkwood Downtown Summer Concert Series.

Ben and Jimmy Acoustic will perform at Kirkwood Station Plaza Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Members: Ben Cochran and Jimmy Rohlfing

Website: Their Facebook page has upcoming events and photos

Genre: “We play anything from The Beatles and Elvis Presley all the way up to more recent Sick Puppies and Breaking Benjamin and everything in between, but if we had to be narrowed down we’d be KSHE Classic Rock,” Ben said.

History: “Me and Jim met each other in high school and we kind of ran in the same circles. We started playing in bands together probably 15 years ago or so, and we played in a few different bands. Now it’s down to this and it’s easier and a lot more fun for us I guess. I play the acoustic and he plays the electric and we just broke it down to that,” Ben said.

Music: 95 percent covers.

Influences: Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osborne, Greek Fire, Sick Puppies, 10 Years.

Hear Them Now: Ben and Jimmy don’t have any recorded music yet, but Jimmy’s other band KL2 currently is recording some original tracks for a future release.

Catch Them Later: At the Pumpkin Festival in Hartsburg, MO, on Oct. 7 and 8. Also, the band frequently plays at area bars. See Facebook page for show information.

Best part about playing live?

“For me, a lot of the time it’s watching Jimmy play. He’s so talented that a lot of times I’ll just sit back and watch him play and that gets me going," Ben said. "(Also), interacting with the people and just hearing and listening and playing good music. I’m always a fan of live music whether it’s mine or somebody else’s."

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