In fact, the actor who stars on the long-running CW show “Supernatural” counts on that day job to help propel his music career with his band Louden Swain. Even though he’s the frontman for a rock band about to hit the road in support of a new album, Rob Benedict isn’t about to quit his day job. “The fanbase for that show has just been incredible. They’re very big supporters of Louden Swain as well,” said Benedict, whose group has become a house-band of sorts performing at “Supernatural” fan conventions.
13 via Omnivore Recordings. Although there are no conventions in L.A., for the band the tour will start here in their hometown with a Jan. 7 record release party at a secret location. Benedict and his Los Angles-based band made up of Michael Borja on bass, percussionist Stephen Norton and guitarist Billy Moran, will again hit the “Supernatural” convention road next year to promote their seventh full-length album “No Time Like The Present.”The record will be released on Jan. The convention tour starts in January and will take Louden Swain to about a dozen cities.
He had a scary and uncertain road ahead of him with doctors telling him he may never speak again. But it was the CW show about two brothers who hunt supernatural beings, now its 12th season, that has earned him a loyal legion of fans.These fans have followed him from the screen to the stage and have helped propelled his band, which he founded with Borja and Norton in 1997.But Benedict’s future came into question during a “Supernatural” Convention in Toronto about three years ago when he suffered a stroke.
The release party is sold out but a few tickets may be released for the intimate event closer to the date. “I think the songs are some of the best songs we’ve ever done. The singer and actor, who portrays the recurring character Chuck Shurley (aka God ), has had a long acting career that has included roles in movies like “Waiting,” “Kicking and Screaming,” and TV shows like “Felicity” and “Masters of Sex.” The record is a mix of pop-driven polished rock tunes and a standout country track that all came together following a serious health scare that forever changed Benedict’s life. I feels like top to bottom it’s a really strong album,” Benedict said of the new 12-song release.