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

June 25th, 2019

New music arriving soon! Physical copies of Passages (my 32nd recording!) will be in my hands within the week and so I’ve put the cd up for sale here on the website. Try it, you’ll like it! Cover art by my sister, Joanna.

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Playing in western NY this weekend (May 17-19)

May 14th, 2019

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New cd heading to the factory!

February 22nd, 2019

A collection of 15 tracks has now been mixed by my friend, engineer-extraordinaire  Kim Person. There are a bunch of new compositions, a couple of tunes I composed 40 years ago and forgot about, and a couple of cover arrangements. There are tunes for harp guitar, 12-string guitar, standard guitar and banjo. (Did he say […]

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Hiro-san

December 21st, 2018

One of my favorite people in the world passed away a few days ago. Hirokatsu Takai was a wonderful musician and a gentle soul. Here’s a wonderful tribute posted this morning by my friend Gregg Miner on his blog at harpguitars.net I met Hiro in Japan in 2004 and saw him there again a year […]

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For those of you who listen to me on Pandora

December 5th, 2018

Thank you! And just in case you haven’t found it yet, there’s a Stephen Bennett Holiday Channel that features music from my three recordings for this time of the year: The Nutcracker Suite for Guitar Orchestra, Christmas (Acoustic Guitar Solos), and The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet Score for Guitar Orchestra). Check it out! Did I remember […]

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Another of my tunes (Tom & Sally) just passed the million “spin” mark on Pandora!

August 29th, 2018

Just checked my Pandora stats (as I do most days) and noticed that Tom & Sally just joined 31 other tracks of mine in crossing the million mark there. Burnside, a tune I wrote for my son Will, is my top tune there and is coming up on the 7 million mark. Many thanks to […]

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Workshop and concert in NY State this Saturday, August 25th

August 23rd, 2018

Greetings. I’ll be at the Tomkins Corner Cultural Arts Center on Saturday. If you’re in the vicinity, come on out!

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Happy 4th!

July 4th, 2018

Greetings all. And a happy 4th of July to you and yours! I’m headed to California in the morning to teach at Andy McKee’s Musicarium, along with Andy, Don Ross, Eric Johnson and Michael Manring. Should be good fun! Then next week I have a couple of shows in Virginia. Harrisonburg on the 12th and […]

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June doings

June 5th, 2018

Greetings to any who seek out or simply happen upon this digital place. I’m just doing one show this month, this Saturday in Colchester, CT. For info, click here. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been slacking off. I’ve actually been on something of a compositional roll lately and now have enough material for my next […]

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Next up, Toronto

April 25th, 2018

Greetings all ~ I went down to Ocean County Community College in southern New Jersey a few days ago to do a presentation for their Music Club. My friend Mark Farley teaches guitar there. I played in the Planetarium and sure enough, they had an image of what astronomers call The Eye Of God, and […]

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