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.
Garrin Benfield with Band Beyond Description
Garrin will once again join this rotating cast of excellent players interpreting the music of the Grateful Dead.
Garrin Benfield with RIG
RIG featuring Garrin, Jordan Feinstein on keys, Lucas Carlton on drums, Murph Murphy on bass, and Sean Lehe on guitar.
"A killer improviser who can also write a song! One of the best, under-sung singer-songwriters to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years. He's also a wicked guitarist and an awful nice human being well worth your concert going dollars."
Garrin's new live album, "Garrin Benfield", available now!
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