Ben Vaughn

Musician and Host of The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn in Rambler '65

Ben Vaughn

Musician and Host of The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn in Rambler '65

Listen to my music

Enter Ben Vaughn's time warp:

It's 1996 and the Philly-raised musician, Ben Vaughn is itching to hear his own song blaring through the radio of his '65 Rambler. The ol' classic can hardly putter down the street. What's a musician to do about his dream?!

Simple: he devises a plan to record a full length album... entirely inside the car. He toys with the idea, even calling on the help of friend and fellow classic car enthusiast, Jeff Bergquist. Thinking over his angle of attack, Vaughn proposes drilling a hole in the trunk of the car to make room for an amplifier. Bergquist can't believe what he's hearing -- "that's un-American!" he says, wincing at the thought of chiseling into such a classic car. He suggests that they rig the wires through the tail-light and suddenly, all the T's are crossed and I's are dotted. The "recording" light beams on and Ben Vaughn turns a classic car into a studio on whitewalls. And just like that, the album Rambler 65 is born!

Now, jump back into 2019:

Ben Vaughn is a musician with an eclectic portfolio. Songs of his, like "Jerry Lewis in France," have been enthusiastically received by the likes of People magazine, Rolling Stone and even the legendary, Bob Dylan. As a Composer in Film and Television, Vaughn has worked on popular titles like That 70's Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, God, The Devil & Bob and more! He's even accepted the BMI TV Composers Award on three separate occasions in 1996, 1997 and 2002.

Today, he focuses his energy on The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn, a syndicated radio show hosted by none other than -- of course -- Ben Vaughn! Regularly, he slips into the past by curating a playlist of his hit records, like "Too Sensitive for This World" (which was recently covered by the band Deer Tick). Full of artistic energy, Vaughn has recently started to try his hand at photography. Perhaps moonlighting as a music photographer will be his next new gig. For Ben Vaughn, it's all about the ride (especially in his Rambler 65)!