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.
May 21st, 2015
Wahoo!!!!! The campaign is now at 95%! Thanks to all who have backed the project! This goes through May 30th and if the target goal is exceeded sufficiently, I’ll use the extra funds to get – and make available – video footage of the orchestra. If you’re interested in helping make this happen, PLEASE CLICK […]
April 7th, 2015
The orchestral version of Song For Tsenacommacah (from my Powhatan Suite), recorded in Germany a few weeks ago, turned out very well. After a few edits, I am expecting the final audio/video results any day now. I’ll use some of that material for a Kickstarter campaign to try and raise funds to record the entire […]
March 21st, 2015
Back in 2003, I released a collection of 6 tunes that I collectively called the Powhatan Suite. The music was inspired by reading I’d done about the interactions between the original Indian inhabitants of Virginia (where I lived) and the incoming English colonists. The Suite was, as you would expect from me, guitar-based. But I […]
February 13th, 2015
I recently posted a version of Erik Satie’s famous composition Gymnopedie #1, arranged for harp guitar, on YouTube. That arrangement is on my Cool Tunes For Harp Guitar cd from 2012. Someone suggested in a comment that I should do the other 2 pieces, the Gymnopedie #2 and #3. A great idea! So I set […]
February 7th, 2015
I’ll be playing a concert at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT on Feb 8th. 3 PM. The Russell House Series If you’re around, I’d love to see you there! My 2 Virginia shows earlier this week didn’t happen. Due to the winter storm here in Connecticut, I couldn’t get there in time. Oh well. Though […]
January 15th, 2015
Greetings to anyone wandering by this digital place. It’s mid-month, Martin Luther King’s actual birthday, and since I’ve been delinquent in posting much of anything this year, I thought I’d better. Though it’s not obvious by my calendar yet, I should be out and about around the US a fair bit this year, much more […]
December 31st, 2014
Wishing everyone health and happiness in 2015!