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. 



  • Jul 18
    House Concert,  Richmond VT
  • Jul 19
    Southern Vermont Dance Festival,  Brattleboro VT
  • Jul 20
    Southern Vermont Dance Festival,  Brattleboro VT
  • Jul 21
    Southern Vermont Dance Festival,  Brattleboro VT
  • Aug 15
    Ben Paris,  Seattle WA

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From Mark Mardon | On September 28, 2010 @04:10 pm
You just keep getting better and better. It was a special treat to hear your music in a beautiful acoustic space, with a rapt audience. And thanks for your social activism. Great of you to perform for good causes.
From David Joseph | On September 28, 2010 @08:57 am
You knocked everyone's socks off. All those barefoot people. You were brilliant!

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