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

The Powhatan Suite has been successfully funded!

June 1st, 2015

Thanks to the generosity of my 267 backers, my campaign to raise funds to record my music with a symphony orchestra has more than succeeded! I am now working on arrangements for that work to be done and for the music to be released into the world later this year. Thanks to all who supported […]

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My Kickstarter campaign is a success!

May 29th, 2015

It’s not over until the stroke of midnight tomorrow night but the campaign has already been a big success! As my friend Bill Allen so eloquently put it: “Suite!” Thanks to all who have backed the project! You’ve provided me the means to bring you something really special – and I appreciate that very much! […]

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The Powhatan Suite – Kickstarter campaign update!

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 […]

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Update: Preparing Kickstarter campaign launch!

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 […]

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A bit of news…

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 […]

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Trois Gymnopedies

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 […]

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February

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 […]

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January

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 […]

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Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2014

Wishing everyone health and happiness in 2015!

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