Benjy Ferree:: Come Back To The Five And Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee

Come Back To The Five And Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee, the second full-length album from D.C. musician Benjy Ferree, pays due to the tragic unraveling of Bobby Driscoll. Driscoll was the child star who portrayed Peter Pan in the 1953 Disney feature, and for him the reality of growing old in a world without Neverland hit hard. Once Disney’s golden boy, Driscoll was fired from Disney after the making of Peter Pan for the unforgivable crime of hitting puberty and developing a bad case of acne. No longer cute and profitable, he struggled to find work and fell into a life-long battle with drugs until ultimately dying homeless and broke in a Manhattan tenement in 1968 at the age of 31. With police unable to identify his body, the one-time Academy Award winner ended up in an unmarked mass grave on New York’s Hart Island. As a child, Benjy Ferree was obsessed with Peter Pan, and this album was inspired by Driscoll’s sad fate. Come Back To The Five And Dime was produced by Ferree, engineered by Mark Nevers, and mixed by Brendan Canty.


Benjy Ferree on Fader TV

Feb 19 TT the Bear’s Cambridge, Massachusetts
Feb 20 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Feb 21 M Room Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 22 Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Feb 23 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 24 The Pike Room Pontiac, Michigan
Feb 25 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Feb 26 Northside Tavern Cincinnati, Ohio
Feb 27 Rumba Cafe Columbus, Ohio
Feb 28 Black Cat (Record Release Party!) Washington, DC
Mar 18 – 21 SXSW Austin, TX
all dates with Tim Fite

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