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.


9:00 PM on January 24, 2024.

I’ll turn 68 tomorrow. It’s a good thing. 

If you happened to read my post from last year that I was done playing live shows, that was nonsense. I miss playing in front of people. A lot. Do I miss traveling to do it? No, that I don’t miss much, especially getting on airplanes. I’m very happy I got to play all the places I did over the years, but I really like being at home in my own bed most of the time. So I’m starting to look around for shows to play locally. Not so easy a task when you live in as rural a place as I do now, but I’m working on it. And if you want me to come play somewhere for you that’s a reasonable drive from northwest Connecticut, I’d probably be interested.

SB is the name of my most recent album. It was released onto the digital streaming & downloading platforms in September last year (2023). 

My next project is getting mixed now and should be out this Spring. It’s a joint album with my friend Stephen C. Bennett. My middle initial is M. We’re almost exactly the same age but he’s from the UK originally. Which means, of course, that he’s got a much cooler accent than me! Anyway, I think we’ve created some really good songs together and they will be coming down the pike before long. We’re calling it BOGO which stands, of course, for buy one, get one. 

I’ve got more new music percolating right now and I’ll be starting to record it before long.

On the cusp of 68 (which I think of as late middle age), I think I’m playing better than ever. 

Stay happy, healthy and well! And please keep listening to the music! If you like it, that is. 

Best wishes to all.  

Stephen Bennett (the one without the British accent)