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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15 Date East Coast Tour Begins April 1, 2010!

Garrin is returning to the East Coast for a 15-date tour that brings him back to some familiar towns but also ventures into new markets. 

Garrin is armed with 12 new songs and a willingness to jump into the unknown with hard hitting improvisations!

The first leg of the tour (Asheville through Nashville) will also feature the harmony vocals of long-time collaborator Adrienne Geren.

PLEASE look over the list of dates (with further details on the SHOWS page) and come out OR tell your friends!


4.01.10 Bobo Gallery Asheville NC
4.02.10 The Evening Muse Charlotte NC
4.03.10 Mia's Lexington KY
4.04.10 The Shrunken Head Columbus OH
4.05.10 Preservation Pub Knoxville TN
4.06.10 12th and Porter Nashville TN
4.09.10 Fritz Keene NH
4.10.10 TBA Portsmouth NH
4.11.10 The Living Room NYC NY
4.13.10 House Concert Brooklyn NY
4.14.10 The Shop Ithaca NY
4.15.10 One Half Lounge Burlington VT
4.16.10 On The Rise Richmond VT
4.17.10 Cyber Cafe West Bingamton NY
4.18.10 Towne Crier Pawling NY