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.


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

I met Hiro in Japan in 2004 and saw him there again a year later. He showed me around Yokohama one day and I played a show that evening that he’d arranged for me. Here’s a tune called Cherry Blossom Time I wrote about that second of my 3 trips to Japan.

Rest in peace, my dear friend. I already miss you…

December 21st, 2018. Written by

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