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 2, 2020

Greetings to any who wander by this digital place. It’s a gloomy time in America, indeed in much of the world. Too many places are lurching towards autocracy. This country is no exception. I am thoroughly disgusted. King Donald and every one of his toadies need to go. I was delighted (though unsurprised) to read George Will’s excellent column yesterday. Here it is.

Another thing – Black Lives Matter. They don’t matter any more than lives of other colors but they also don’t matter one scintilla less. If you are unable to see that, either your education failed you or you failed to get yourself educated. Or both. Regardless, I don’t want you listening to any music of mine.

This line today from Jennifer Rubin puts things quite nicely (again, unsurprisingly as she’s also an excellent writer): “Silence is complicity when evil men hold power.” In America right now, evil men do hold power. And I don’t mind adding my voice to the choir who think so. In fact, I’d be ashamed of myself if I didn’t.

November can’t come soon enough this year.

Stay safe, wash your hands, wear your mask – for your own protection and that of the people you encounter. Be kind.

I’m still making lots of music all the time and will be telling you about some of that before long.

Best wishes,

sb

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