The Hosts

We’re rockstars, music listeners, concert go-ers, festival attendees and all around guys who fucking love music.


We (Ben and Jesse) first met in 2013 on our first day of work at the same company in Minneapolis, Minnesota and quickly bonded over music while working through the awkward get to know ya small talk. Since then we’ve seen dozens of concerts together, talked endless hours of music and even jammed on a few occasions. 


In the fall of 2018 Ben left Minneapolis and moved to Chicago. It wasn’t long after that that we started talking about doing a music podcast to keep the romance alive. Now we talk all things music from album reviews to specific topics to whatever comes to our heads in a given week. Our album reviews bring out our analytical side as we deep dive into each lick, riff and lyric and our topics let us explore areas of music we might not otherwise talk about.

Ben Ringhofer

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • SoundCloud

A blue collar musician, Ben is navigating his way through the Chicago music scene as a guitar player. In Minneapolis he co-founded and played with Dogs & Liars and also played lead guitar for hard rock band, Vangaard. In Chicago, he quickly found a new group, The Knox, which has released their first single "Time" on Spotify. He's currently working on a debut solo album.

Favorite Band (All Time)
Rage Against The Machine

Favorite Band (Current)
Rival Sons

Jesse Draeger

  • Instagram

A music fan's music fan, Jesse knows at least a little bit about every band in existence. Try to tell him something you think he might not know and he'll tell you more about it. Jesse has experience not only as a songwriter but also a producer and manager, working with The Damn Shambles in Minneapolis.



Favorite Band (All Time)
The Beatles

Favorite Band (Current)

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

© 2020 by On the Record Music Podcast.

Contact Us

For all questions, comments, concerns and opportunities, use this form

All submissions go to