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. 

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  • Sandy Hall

    Sandy Hall

    Enjoyed your performance at the Freight & Salvage! Love your sound blended with David Gans for the encore. You would be a perfect fit with the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. Bravo!

    Enjoyed your performance at the Freight & Salvage! Love your sound blended with David Gans for the encore.

    You would be a perfect fit with the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.

    Bravo!

  • susan

    susan

    It was a pleasure meeting you and hearing you perform at the Mudpuddle shop tonight! Never before have I heard a guitar sing like a didgeridoo! Your audio apparatus that created the loop -I can't remember the name of your device- was unbelievable. Both your guitar and voice took my breath away with their versatility! I'll really enjoy these 2 cd's. Thank you so very much for a lovely evening! I'm so happy you came to Niles!

    It was a pleasure meeting you and hearing you perform at the Mudpuddle shop tonight! Never before have I heard a guitar sing like a didgeridoo! Your audio apparatus that created the loop -I can't remember the name of your device- was unbelievable. Both your guitar and voice took my breath away with their versatility! I'll really enjoy these 2 cd's. Thank you so very much for a lovely evening! I'm so happy you came to Niles!

  • Diana Carrasco

    Diana Carrasco

    Heard you for the first time at Bay Vibes last weekend. Jordan was right....he's a 'must see and hear'. We loved you. Colors in You just got to my spirit...beautiful! Hope to see you perform again in the near future hear in SF. Peace and Love

    Heard you for the first time at Bay Vibes last weekend. Jordan was right....he's a 'must see and hear'. We loved you. Colors in You just got to my spirit...beautiful! Hope to see you perform again in the near future hear in SF. Peace and Love

  • Monica Ryan

    Monica Ryan

    I live across from Jim and Coleen who, I assume hired you to play at their home yesterday. I was in full relaxation mode, reading a new book while soaking in the bathtub when you started playing.Your music was AWESOME! Thanks for the serenade.

    I live across from Jim and Coleen who, I assume hired you to play at their home yesterday. I was in full relaxation mode, reading a new book while soaking in the bathtub when you started playing.Your music was AWESOME! Thanks for the serenade.

  • bernadette

    bernadette

    Congratulations on a wonderful new record and release party here in San Francisco! So proud of you! <3

    Congratulations on a wonderful new record and release party here in San Francisco! So proud of you! <3

  • Bob  De Lorme

    Bob De Lorme

    This music touches me

    This music touches me

  • Ziva

    Ziva

    LOVE the new website!!! looking forward to your show on 5/20!!! xo

    LOVE the new website!!! looking forward to your show on 5/20!!! xo

  • Androo

    Androo

    Love the new monochrome website and can't wait to hear the new album.

    Love the new monochrome website and can't wait to hear the new album.

  • Bradley Eggebrecht

    Bradley Eggebrecht

    Garrin, Will you play again at the Oakland GrandLake farmers market in 2011?

    Garrin, Will you play again at the Oakland GrandLake farmers market in 2011?

  • don brown

    don brown

    Are you scheduled to play any south bay area or San Francisco dates in 2011? i saw you as an opening act at the mountain winery in Saratoga and loved your show and would love to see you again.

    Are you scheduled to play any south bay area or San Francisco dates in 2011? i saw you as an opening act at the mountain winery in Saratoga and loved your show and would love to see you again.