Growing up in the swamps of south central Florida, Prestage began to mix Mississippi Country Blues with his own brand of Florida Swamp Blues. This muddy-water-meets-black-water stew has led him to perform from California to the Carolinas to the Florida Keys, in large festivals, every kind of bar, and sometimes on downtown sidewalks. Ben is best known for his ability to play high-level blues on a handmade cigar box guitar while playing percussion with his feet. At under 30 years old, Ben was voted "one of the three best unsigned performers in the world" at the 2006 International Blues Challenge and is the only two-time recipient of the prestigious "Lyons/Pitchford Award' for "Best Diddley-Bow Player." The Key West Newspaper says Ben is "one of the best you'll ever hear if you live to be 100."