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 9th, 2013
Greetings all ~
I have been hard at work on my rendition of Tchaikovsky’s score for the Nutcracker ballet for some time now. At last, I can truly say that I see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. This is a big project and won’t all fit on one cd – [...]
April 8th, 2013
Hello everyone ~
I’ve been keeping very busy lately working on my guitar orchestra version of the score to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet, playing and recording all the parts on various guitars. This project is taking a huge amount of time but the end is finally in sight. The music is amazing and I can’t [...]
March 22nd, 2013
Greetings all ~
I had a great time in Europe! Nancy and I started in Switzerland, then were off to Italy, Germany, and Belgium, concluding the trip with a quick stop in the Netherlands. We squeezed in 8 concerts, a workshop, some fun times with old and new friends, and even managed to spend [...]
February 28th, 2013
Greetings all ~
I’m sitting with Nancy in an airport lounge waiting to fly to Switzerland tonight. Over the next two weeks I have shows there and in Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Please check the calendar page for details if you’re in any of those place and interested.
My best to all,
January 25th, 2013
…will take place October 11-13 here in Connecticut. It will be held at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, using the facilities of the Law School there. To learn more about The Harp Guitar Gathering, click here.
If you’re at all interested in harp guitars, this is the place to be! And if you just [...]
January 18th, 2013
For a short time, the cd that was put together as a tribute to me (I know – amazing, huh!) and unveiled at the Tenth Annual Harp Guitar Gathering last November in Dallas – is available here. I only purchased a few and won’t be carrying them here on my website after these are [...]
January 10th, 2013
My 2012 was shaped by pain and productivity. After struggling with relentless back pain for the first part of the year, I had surgery in June that eliminated the problem. In spite of that, I had a very productive year. I released 2 new cds, one filled with my own tunes (High [...]
December 24th, 2012
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
December 12th, 2012
Last Saturday night I played a concert at the River Street Gallery in New Haven. A truly fun show in a great setting!
One of my favorite people to play music for was there to listen. Her name is Carmen and she’s the young lady who gave me the inspiration for [...]
November 5th, 2012
Greetings all who happen here ~
I’m writing just as the 10th Annual Harp Guitar Gathering has ended here in Texas. As usual, our event brought together players, builders, authorities and enthusiasts of the harp guitar for a weekend of music and camaraderie.
I was very, very surprised by the first presentation. It turned out [...]