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 Richmond on Friday

July 20th, 2014

Greetings ~ I’m playing a concert at Virginia Commonwealth University this Friday evening, July 25th. There’s a finger-style guitar workshop on Saturday morning as well. For info, click here. Then I head to Asheville, NC to teach at the Swannanoa Gathering’s Guitar Week. Should be fun! Had a great time putting in an appearance at […]

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New recordings in the works…

June 9th, 2014

If you look at my playing schedule these days, it’s obvious I’m not out performing with anything like the frequency that I once was. That’s intentional. I’m not looking for bookings very far from home, for one thing. And I’ve been turning down invitations to play further than a day’s drive. I’m simply happier and […]

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Playing in Vermont this weekend…

June 9th, 2014

I’ll be playing at the Good Times Cafe in Hinesburg (just outside Burlington) this Saturday (June 14) at 8:30. 802-482-4444 for info. Hope to see you there! Best to all, sb

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To that guy in front of the tanks…

June 4th, 2014

On the 25th anniversary of the event, here’s a tune my friend Bill Gurley and I wrote years ago in honor of this incredible act of courage. Enjoy!

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A great honor –

April 16th, 2014

Greetings world ~ I was surprised recently when someone sent me this link. Pretty cool!

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Playing in Virginia soon!

April 16th, 2014

Greetings ~ I’ll be doing 4 shows next week. Hope to see you at one of them! Click for details

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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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