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Old 10-19-2016, 06:26 PM
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Default Stephen Bennett

I assume everyone that is clicking on this sub-forum knows who Stephen Bennett is. But just in case, here's one of my favorites. This is a great melody and the way he incorporates harmonics into the melody is really nice.

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Old 10-19-2016, 08:39 PM
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So fine... Would love to meet him someday and hear him play live.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:14 AM
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He is one of my favorite harp guitar players. I have heard him live several times and have had the opportunity to play that lovely guitar that Kathy Wingert made for him. He sure brings out the best in it. I find his arrangements really fresh with a lot of heart.

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Old 10-20-2016, 05:04 PM
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That's beautiful!
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:02 AM
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I've met him. He's a great guy with a great sense of humor.

He noodled around on my Larson Stahl:
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:47 PM
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nice video. nice tune. thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-22-2017, 02:43 AM
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He's the reason I want a harp guitar!
Simply awesome player.... thanks for sharing.🎶😎👍🎶
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:29 PM
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Thumbs up Saw him last weekend...

He was playing the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Ks....
great entertainer and musician...even on a rainy Sunday
morning Mr. Bennett brought it!
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:11 PM
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Had him for Beatles arrangements class at Swannanoa. Great guy... great player.

Thanks for sharing, Randall.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:57 PM
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We played a few dates together on the East Coast two years ago. Had a ball driving around, yukking it it up, playing gigs. Great guy, great musician
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:35 PM
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Saw him live in Williamsburg recently with his Wingert and his old "Big Mama" Dyer, such an expressive player, I honestly don't think anyone alive understands or plays the Harp as well as he does. Great sense of humor and sharp as a tack too!
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:47 AM
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He's a great composer as well as a guitar player. His newest release is electric guitar(s) bass and piano. His electric guitar playing sounds a lot like Bill Frisell but it still has that great sense of melody that runs through all of SB's tunes. His bass playing on the disc is very cool.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:24 PM
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I just wanted to mention that Stephen realized a lifelong dream last year when his "Powhatan Suite" was recorded by the Brandenburg State Orchestra. This began as a Kickstarter project to which I gladly contributed. The recording features the orchestral versions as well as the solo guitar versions. I'm listening to it now and loving it all over again.

I also saw Stephen about 5 or 6 years ago at the annual Christmas concert at the Opera House in Woodstock, IL. Sadly, these Christmas concerts are no more. When I found out he was coming to my neck of the woods, I contacted Stephen and arranged for a private lesson on harp guitar prior to the concert. I learned more in that hour than I would have learned in months of trying to do things on my own.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:02 AM
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Default Stephen Bennett legacy continued

Hello SB fans. I would like a take a moment and express the love for Bennetts approach to this world of fingerstyle music. I aim to keep spreading the word of SB and the harp guitar till i no longer can continue breathing. This past year, i have worked extensively to release a SB dedication album that was produced by Kim Person... who Stephen has recorded EVERY project with.

I look forward to gaining some wonderful friends, and learning as much as i can from all of you! Please, dont be a stranger and keep in touch. I am an open book and welcome any/all questions about my playing and approach to fingerstyle/harp guitar.

Here is a video that CandyRat Records featured of me this year after my album release. The Album was recorded and produced by the legendary Kim Person of Cimirron Records (TOMMY EMMANUEL/STEPHEN BENNETT!). I hope you enjoy!

also, there are several featured Holloway Harp videos of me, but i would like to leave my fav. moment here.
Here is Stephen and I playing his tune "Perestroika" at the Harp Guitar Gathering. Enjoy this hilarious moment in time!

The full album can be found at

Thanks for the support, and i cant wait to chat with you :-)
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:29 PM
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Nice, Matt.
I also have a Holloway Prototype-#25.
That link led me to another tune of yours with Dustin Furlow (another member here); Only Autumn. Very nicely done, you two, sweet playing.
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