New Live Album "Garrin Benfield" Available Now!

Some creative projects are better left unplanned. Sometimes stepping out of the way and letting the music happen without any particular destination in mind produces the most honest results. It is in this spirit of improvisation that Garrin Benfield announces the release of a self-titled live album recorded at a few solo acoustic gigs in the Summer of 2018. 


 “The whole thing feels like kismet to me”, Garrin recalls. “I had been playing a lot of gigs without the addition of the live looping jams, and started to feel like I wanted to document how my unadorned acoustic shows were sounding. I just happened to mention to the engineer at one of the gigs that it would be cool to record the shows, because I loved the way he was mixing them. When he sent me the files, enough time had passed that I had the perspective to hear that these recordings had potential for a release, which we started preparing via email right away.”


Though eclectic in its source material, the album manages to be cohesive in Benfield’s nuanced delivery and in the warm production quality that is a document of how the shows actually sounded. 



  • Sep 14
    Le Petit Versailles,  New York NY
  • Sep 21
    Towne Crier,  Beacon NY
  • Oct 17
    Crazy Horse Saloon,  Nevada City CA
  • Oct 18
    Terrapin Crossroads,  San Rafael CA
  • Oct 19
    Point San Pablo Harbor,  Richmond CA

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Live Show Reviews by Garrin

Over the last few years I have gotten back into writing about music. So far, this has taken the form of live show reviews of my jam band obsessions, Phish and the surviving members of the Grateful Dead. Here are a few, published on and


From Mohammed | On October 06, 2013 @04:30 am
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From Mary | On September 10, 2013 @12:53 pm
Oh, I so totally dug that cover! I haven't leistned to the rest of the album yet, but I liked what OCEANLANE did with that song. I noticed a few of their releases are on iTunes US but not the covers album.
From Asliddin | On August 02, 2013 @01:40 pm
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