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 Rights Of Coral

February 11th, 2021

My newest release goes live in a few hours. Inspired by the book The Outlaw Ocean by Ian Urbina, The Rights Of Coral was created for the Outlaw Ocean Music Project. It consists of 10 tracks of music I composed, played and recorded that also incorporates material from a large audio archive made available to […]

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Dec. 18, 2020

December 18th, 2020

Greetings to all. I’ll be doing a couple of finger-style guitar workshops in March for the Walnut Valley Festival (often just referred to as Winfield). If you’re interested, click here. Also, my rendition of Because was included on an upcoming compilation on entitled John Lennon in Jazz. It appears that the vinyl version has just […]

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December 2, 2020

December 2nd, 2020

As this bizarre year winds down, the fact that a normal human being will be sworn in as president soon helps to assuage the lingering surreality of 2020. So, that’s good. My next recording is titled The Rights Of Coral and will be released in February as a digital album on all the usual platforms. […]

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September 16, 2020

September 16th, 2020

Good morning to any who wander by this digital place. First, my heart goes out to all in the path of the fires on the west coast. My son lives in California, I have a bunch of relatives in Oregon and lots of friends in those states and Washington too. I’m paying attention to what’s […]

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August 7, 2020

August 7th, 2020

This bizarre year continues on. My country seems to have lost its mind. The insanity that is donald trump continues unabated. I thought the man was a lying sack of manure as a private citizen and my opinion of him has only gone down. His supporters in the Senate and House repulse me. I have […]

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