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 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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Heading to Winfield!

September 13th, 2015

Greetings to any who wander by this digital place. Once again, I am about to make my way to the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. I’ll be performing there this Thursday-Sunday (Sep 17-20). This is the 44th year of the festival, my 20th year attending and my 16th year performing there. It’s always fun! […]

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August and beyond…

August 7th, 2015

Greetings to all who wander here ~ I just finished a week of shows with Andy McKee and Antoine Dufour, followed by a teaching camp with the same gentlemen, joined by Billy McLachlan. Great fun at all events! On the 22nd, I’ll play a solo concert again at Sandywoods – in Tiverton, Rhode Island. The […]

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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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