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.
October 26th, 2012
Barring Hurricane Sandy’s preventing it, I will be heading soon to Texas for the 10th of these events! If you’re anywhere nearby the Dallas area and interested in these wonderful instruments, you should come on by!
Best wishes to all,
August 8th, 2012
I hope your summer is going well. Mine is. Two months ago yesterday I got out of the hospital after my back surgery. Yesterday I took a hike in NW Connecticut with my son. Nothing too strenuous – but a hike nonetheless. And then we kayaked for a while. [...]
July 6th, 2012
Hello world ~
One month ago I was an hour away from heading into the operating room for my back surgery. I’m glad it’s today and not then!!!
Although I still haven’t picked up a guitar again, I have been steadily transcribing my compositions and arrangements for others to learn. I just posted another one [...]
July 4th, 2012
That’s all. Have a good one.
June 24th, 2012
Greetings all ~
I’m now 2 weeks past my back surgery and feeling great. Thanks for all of the good wishes, prayers and healing thoughts sent my way! I’ve got some rebuilding of my left leg to do but I don’t hurt anymore and that’s a wonderful thing.
While convalescing, I’ve tried to remain reasonably [...]
June 2nd, 2012
Greetings all ~
As is the case with many people, I’ve had back problems every now and then for years. A few months ago, however, I realized that these problems are becoming chronic – and so I made arrangements to see a specialist. Last weekend the situation escalated dramatically – to the point where [...]
May 29th, 2012
Greetings all ~
Just a reminder to you guitar nuts out there who want to learn my tunes and arrangements, I’m always adding new ones on the transcriptions page. Almost all of the tunes from my new cd Cool Tunes for Harp Guitar are posted now. And I’ve been catching up on older material [...]
May 21st, 2012
I have purposely scheduled no shows from now until July so that I could fully concentrate on some other projects. For one thing, I’m getting back to work on arranging, playing and recording the Nutcracker ballet score that I started last year. As is often the case lately, I’ll also be doing [...]
May 9th, 2012
I just received word that indeed the second of my new cds is about to be shrink-wrapped at the manufacturing facility (I use Oasis) and will ship later this afternoon. They’ll start going to out to those who’ve already ordered them first thing Monday morning. To the rest of you who did [...]
May 7th, 2012
I posted versions of the Rohan Theme, from Cool Tunes for Harp Guitar – and also Welcome To New Rome, from High Street on Saturday. And an hour ago I put up a version of Adventure Dog, again from the High Street cd.
Have a listen!