PODCAST: Ben Phan at The Brew Pump in West Asheville

Ben Phan/ photo by Adam McMillian


Asheville singer-songwriter Ben Phan played a few tunes inside the bar-in-a-gas-station known as The Brew Pump in West Asheville earlier this week as part of the AVL Informer podcast. Give it a listen below.

Phan took a leap of faith earlier this year and quit his day job at a juice and tea bar to devote his free time to pursuing his first love – music. That risk inspired an album full of material, songs that he has compiled into a new album aptly named Fear is the Teacher. Phan launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the studio album. He’s about halfway to his goal as of today (Dec. 22.)