Stephen Bennett

About Stephen Bennett

Whether playing his great-grandfather's harp guitar, his 1930 National Steel or a standard 6-string, Stephen Bennett is a musician to hear. His playing has won awards and critical praise. In live performance and on record, his diverse musical influences and interests are joined with a lifelong love affair with the sound of guitar strings.

Notes from Stephen

Playing in Connecticut

March 22nd, 2014

Greetings ~ I’ll be playing at the Windsor Art Center here in Connecticut on April 3rd. Thanks to my unexpected hand injury, this will be the first show I’ve done since early December and I’m very much looking forward to it. If you’re in the area, come on out! 7:00 Best, sb

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My hand is working again!

March 11th, 2014

My left hand, which sprang a ligament in December and was operated on shortly thereafter, is working again. It’s still pretty uncomfortable, especially first thing in the morning, but it’s working. I’m playing guitar and have arranged a show at the Windsor Art Center here in Connecticut on April 3rd. If you’re in the area, […]

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On the mend…

February 25th, 2014

Greetings all ~ My surgeon gave me the go-ahead last week to start playing guitar again. So I have! My left hand is not exactly the one I’m used to having – but it’s working way better than I thought it would at this point. So I’m happy! I’ve been keeping plenty busy writing and […]

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January

January 8th, 2014

Greetings to who all that happen upon this place ~ I hope 2014 is off to a good start for you. It is so for me, although not exactly in the way I expected. An unexpected injury to my left hand last month necessitated surgery on New Year’s Eve. Although I expect a full recovery, […]

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Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

December 24th, 2013

Greetings to all who happen upon this place. I wish you a Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) and a very happy 2014! Peace on earth to every living thing, sb

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The Nutcracker – Complete Ballet Score for Guitar Orchestra

December 18th, 2013

My new double cd is loose in the world. In the last 10 days I’ve sent it out to 27 states and 8 other countries. I was in New York City last night when my mother called from Richmond, Virginia to tell me that it was on the radio just then, my first airplay for […]

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November news

November 1st, 2013

Greetings all ~ The 11th Harp Guitar Gathering has come and gone. It was a great success with lots of new faces in attendance, as well as many old friends that are always good to see! But now it’s November! The fall colors have been beautiful the last few weeks around here but the leaves […]

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The 11th Annual Harp Guitar Gathering is almost here!

October 2nd, 2013

This year’s event will take place Oct. 11-13 in Hamden, CT at Quinnipiac University. Click on the title above to activate info links! Info and More Info Best, sb

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What? I blink a few times and it’s nearly October?

September 24th, 2013

Time flies, doesn’t it? Thanks to all who came and listened to me in Winfield! Only a few weeks until the 11th Annual Harp Guitar Gathering, here in Connecticut. There are 2 concerts: Saturday night, the 12th and Sunday afternoon, the 13th. Go to harpguitars.net and click on the Gathering for more info. sb

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September draweth nigh…

August 26th, 2013

Hello world ~ It’s hard to believe but summer is winding down again. I hope yours was good. Mine was. I’ve been playing a lot of guitar lately. It feels good to be playing whole tunes again instead of laying down track after track of parts on the Nutcracker project, as I had been doing […]

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