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The Portfolio Composer

Feb 26, 2015

Ben Wysocki is a drummer, song writer, and producer based in Denver, CO. He is a member of the rock band The Fray signed with Epic Records.

In this interviewee Ben discusses with Garrett aspects of songwriting and collaboration.


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