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

The List

Music Player

Rocky Top Tavern Brattleboro VT 10.16.10

Set One:


Walkin' Time Blues

Another Hour to Kill

It Stoned Me


Hungry Ghost

Don't Give it Away


Waiting for a Miracle

Colors in You

Lonely Journey

I've Just Seen a Face

When I paint my Masterpiece*

I'm Only Sleeping


Set Two:


Tomorrow Night

Children Go


What You're Hiding

We Don't Dance

Rockin' in the Free World


Norwegian Wood

I'm Back

Crazy Love

Bird Song

If You've Lost Your Way


Rocky Top Tennessee***

Hard Times


Set Three: (Acoustic)


High and Dry

Cortez the Killer

The Loop

Fake Plastic Trees



*for Bob Weir's birthday

**Last played in 2003



From David Joseph | On October 18, 2010 @03:30 pm
Yikes! Yipes! A mighty marathon of marvels! Even more songs than Stomp. Of course, you could have just played Masters Of War for the whole show. Would have loved to have been there in the furry flesh, not just in spirit. Leg! Rocky Top Tennessee! Yikes! Yipes!

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