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.
March 1st, 2012
Itamar and I toured together in late 2009 and early 2010 as part of International Guitar Night. He just posted a new version of this beautiful tune he wrote for Nancy and I. It’s called New Dawn.
February 29th, 2012
I just had to post this comment from my friend Frank Doucette in response to my post last week. In that post I talked about how I’m cutting back on touring because I wanted to be home more. He responded that he was a bit sad at the thought of my not coming [...]
February 25th, 2012
Greetings all from the vicinity of sunny San Diego. A show here (in Poway, CA) tonight and one in Tucson tomorrow with Andy & Antoine – and then back home. I’ll be playing just outside Burlington, Vermont next weekend at the Good Times Cafe in Hinesburg. It’s a small but fun place [...]
February 17th, 2012
Greetings all ~
Just updating from the tour van en route to Santa Barbara after playing in Napa last night. Andy, Antoine and I, along with our indefatigable tour manager Nate, are having a good time doing shows this week.
Santa Barbara tonight, Poway (near San Diego) tomorrow, then Tucson on Sunday and home [...]
January 13th, 2012
Greetings to all ~
Just finished transcribing an older harp guitar tune of mine: Carl & August. It’s available on the Transcriptions page of the Store. Remember to scroll down! More tunes coming soon!
January 1st, 2012
Here’s wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2012!
I spent part of this holiday weekend transcribing my harp guitar tune “Long Forgotten Chambers Of The Heart”. The music and tab are now up on the Transcriptions page of my store.
Best to all,
December 20th, 2011
I hope you are heading into a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I’m heading to the airport shortly to pick up my son who’s coming for a couple of weeks. Hurray!
Nancy and I went into New York City this past Saturday night to see the radio show A Prairie Home Companion [...]
December 7th, 2011
In addition to the Christmas transcriptions I added recently, I’ve just done 2 more of my tunes. “Remember” and “Miss Generosity” are both up now.
Season’s Greetings to all!
November 14th, 2011
I’ve been plugging away on transcriptions of music for the upcoming season. Now available are: The Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies, Good King Wenceslaus, Hark The Herald Angels We Have Heard On High and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Those are all for solo 6-string guitar.
For you harp guitarists, In [...]
November 7th, 2011
It has been a busy Autumn for me, but I arrived home on Saturday night after a nearly sold out show in Annapolis. I had a great time touring with my old friend Andy McKee and my new friend Antoine Dufour. And of course, my other new friend, our intrepid tour manager – [...]