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

Concert on December 17th

November 5th, 2022

I’ll be playing for the Connecticut Guitar Society at the Asylum Hill Congregational church in Hartford @ 8PM. It should be fun and you should be there!

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Thank you very much, Pandora listeners!

October 7th, 2022

My 37th track to pass the million plays mark on Pandora just did so today! Years ago, I had a friend named John Tekinder. He took guitar lessons from me for, I don’t know, maybe 15 years. John just wanted to play electric blues guitar and so that’s what we did every week, every Tuesday […]

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August 13th Concert with Bill Gurley in Falls Village, CT

July 23rd, 2022

The show starts at 7:30 but doors open an hour before that. You can bring in food and drink as you like. The address is 103 Main Street. Falls Village is tiny so you can’t miss the venue. It’s the Center On Main. Which used to be a church and is now¬†used as an art […]

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Heading to Winfield!

July 23rd, 2022

I’m about to head out to play at the 50th anniversary of this great festival. I’ve got some solo sets there and also some sets with my friend and playing partner Bill Gurley. Looking forward to it! And I hope to see some of you there! Here’s a link to the festival.

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At long last, a live show coming up!

January 29th, 2022

Greetings. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Much has happened since I last did, personally and out in the real world. Nancy and I have moved to our new house in the beautiful northwest corner of Connecticut. The snow just stopped (for now anyway) and so I went outside and took a […]

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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 Wagram, a French label. It’s entitled John Lennon in Jazz. It appears that […]

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