Cincinnati Blues Singer/Pianist Ben Levin Sings of Christmas Remorse on Playful “Forgot Mrs. Claus”

The holiday single is available now on most major digital music platforms

Dec 9, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Young Cincinnati Blues singer and pianist Ben Levin — who got his start busking in Mount Washington when he was just 11 — is showing his holiday spirit in song form this season.

Now a UC freshman, Levin has released the playful Christmas single, “Forgot Mrs. Claus.” The track has an early Rock & Roll vibe and tells the story of a certain jolly old elf who, despite getting “the whole world presents,” neglects to get his wife a little something special for the holidays.

In fine Blues tradition, Levin even gets a little raunchy on the track: “I gotta find somethin’/Even if I stole/I need a gift to keep/A happy north pole.” Levin is joined on the track by guitarist Takuto Asano, saxophonist Eli Gonzalez, bassist Chris Douglas and drummer Oscar Bernal.

You can find “Forgot Mrs. Claus” on your favorite digital platform at

You can enjoy the new song live when Levin performs with The Heaters in the coming weeks. On Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m., he’ll be at Arnold’s Bar and Grill (210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, On Saturday, Dec. 21, catch the crew at 8 p.m. at Mansion Hill Tavern (502 Washington Ave., Newport).

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