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

TONE POET now available!

September 19th, 2016

Greetings to those who happen by here ~ My newest cd – Tone Poet – is now in stock! It’s a collection of 14 harp guitar tunes, most of which were composed by me but also with Debussy’s Clair De Lune, Satie’s Trois Gymnopedies, my friend Itamar Erez’s tune written for Nancy and I called […]

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Coming up this fall…

August 15th, 2016

Greetings ~ I hope your summer is going well. It’s hotter and more humid (autocorrect wouldn’t allow humider though that’s what I wanted to write) here in Connecticut than usual. But Autumn will be here before long. As will some shows that I will be doing. On Sept. 10, I’ve got one with Andy McKee […]

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End of July

July 20th, 2016

Greetings to any who might wander by this digital place ~ I hope your summer is going well. I’ll be at the Lost Acres Winery in North Granby next Saturday for a show, starting at 7 PM. If you live around that part of the world, maybe I’ll see you there. Best wishes, Now hydrate.

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Shows in Virginia

June 30th, 2016

Greetings to any who wander by this digital place ~ I will be playing this weekend in Virginia. Friday in Harrisonburg, Saturday in Gloucester, and Sunday in Yorktown. Saturday is sold out but the other two shows are not. If you’re in either vicinity and interested, I’d love to see you there! Details A good […]

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The Powhatan Suite is now available in CD, USB Thumb Drive and LP

May 13th, 2016

Greetings to any who might wander by this digital place ~ The last package I owe to the Kickstarter backers who made this project possible is now either in the mail, or ready to go in tomorrow’s mail. That means all media forms of it are now available for purchase here on my Store page. […]

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Acknowledgement of Perestroika’s relationship to the song 1916

March 19th, 2016

I was pleased to see a Facebook post this morning that musician Jeff Martin has acknowledged the truth of what I communicated to him in October 2014 regarding his use of my music. The last I’d heard anything from him or his representatives in December 2014 – so this was a welcome development. Some strong […]

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Powhatan Suite CDs arriving today!

March 4th, 2016

They’re on the UPS truck now. Finally I will have something to show for this project! Every step of the way has wound up a bit more complicated and time-consuming than I anticipated but the cds, at least, are imminent. The lps and thumb drives with video are yet to come, as is the download […]

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Keeping busy

February 1st, 2016

Greetings to those who wander by this digital place ~ Though I’m not out doing shows right now, I’ve been busy. Last year was occupied with my Powhatan Suite Kickstarter orchestral project. Though that recording isn’t out yet, it’s imminent. The mastering engineer tells me it’ll be done this week. From there it goes to […]

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Happy New Year!

January 2nd, 2016

Greetings to all who wander by this digital place ~ I hope your 2016 is off to a great start! As for me, I am expecting the logjam of December will now break so that I can finally get my Kickstarter project manufactured and delivered in short order. I originally estimated that would happen in […]

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Back from Germany

October 2nd, 2015

Greetings to any who wander by this digital place ~ I returned home from Germany last night. The orchestral recording sessions for my Powhatan Suite were a bit of a blur as I actually experienced them (and they remain so now that they are behind me) but I believe the results are good. The first […]

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