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.

June doings

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 recording. There’s a lot of new harp guitar music, a couple of harp guitar duets, a couple of guitar tunes, a couple of 12-string tunes, and a few other things. I’ll start recording that music next week.
I do have a new cd coming out within the month. In 2004, I released Harp Guitar – A Compilation. It was a double cd with 29 tunes (mostly my compositions) from my first dozen years of playing the instrument. Coming out now is another double cd with another 29 tunes (again, mostly my tunes) from 2006 through 2015. This one’s called Harp Guitar | Another Compilation. Maybe not very imaginative, but straight to the point!

Best to all,

June 5th, 2018. Written by

2 Responses to "June doings"

  1. Your musical productivity never ceases to amaze me! I’m a pretty productive scientist and I only publish about 3 coauthored papers per year. Your musical authorship blows that away. So, I’m going to issue a challenge (to mostly see if I can catch up this year)! I challenge you to record one of your upcoming tunes playing one of your guitars, but left-handed! In exchange, I will attempt to publish my next paper, completely by switching to a left-handed mouse. Lest anyone who is reading this be taken aback, I’m an old friend of Stephen’s and ultimately, this is all about challenging our brains in new and different ways. Have a great weekend.

  2. Stephen Bennett stated:

    Hey Sid ~

    Your job is much tougher! I don’t have to get my work peer-reviewed. When I have enough material, I record it and put it out into the world. When you want to get a paper published in a journal, you’ve got to get it past the criticism of your peers. Which can be brutal, I know!

    As for your challenge, thanks – but I’m not going to take it on. I’m already challenging my aging brain by learning to play 2 new instruments. The last thing I feel like doing is switching hands with my main instrument! That sounds like a recipe for screwing up my brain (such as it is)!

    Otherwise, a great idea!

    Take care, my friend.

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