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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2012 Rundown! 

2012 Rundown!

 

I wanted to give you a little rundown on what I've been up to this year, along with a bunch of links (lots of 'em!) to various bands, projects and organizations I've been working with. Please check out these links, as most of these artists, venues, festivals and magazines could use your support!

 

Gigs...

 

In 2012, I played 120 gigs! Highlights of my own shows included a co-headlining show with David Gans at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, three gigs at the brand spanking new …

LAST MINUTE NYC SHOW MON Jan 3! 

 

I just agreed to fill in for someone at Banjo Jim's in NYC
on MONDAY JAN 3 from 9-10 PM

I had a great time at Banjo Jim's a few weeks ago
and look forward to playing this funky room one more time!


BANJO JIM'S
700 EAST 9th Street
at Avenue C
NYC, NY
FREE!

WINTER 2010 

GARRIN'S WINTER 2010 SHOWS!

GARRIN CAPS OFF A GREAT YEAR WITH SHOWS ON BOTH COASTS:

 

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12.3.10 DOLORES PARK CAFE SAN FRANCISCO CA

12.4.10 AROMA ROASTERS SANTA ROSA CA

12.15.10 THE GRAPE ROOM PHILADELPHIA PA

12.16.10 FRITZ KEENE NH

12.17.10 ON THE RISE RICHMOND VT

12.18.10 HOUSE CONCERT BRATTLEBORO VT

12.19.10 BANJO JIMS NEW YORK CITY NY

 

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THAT MAKES 72 SHOWS IN 2010...SO FAR...


FALL TOUR 2010! 

I'M PSYCHED TO ONCE AGAIN GET OUT THERE AND JAM FOR YOU! I'LL BE PLAYING ALOT OF NEW MATERIAL SLATED FOR THE NEXT RECORD. BRING A FRIEND OUT TO A SHOW!

HERE ARE THE DATES AND VENUES. FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, SEE THE "CALENDAR" PAGE

FRI SEPT. 3 CYBER CAFE WEST BINGHAMTON NY 9 PM

SAT SEPT. 4 KEENE MUSIC FESTIVAL KEENE NH 1 PM

SAT SEPT. 4 FRITZ KEENE NH 7 PM

SUN SEPT. 12 TOWNE CRIER PAWLING NY 7 PM

FRI SEPT. 17 AMERICAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL LOTUS CA 5 PM

TUES SEPT. 21 MOJITO SAN FRANCISCO CA 9 PM

SUN SEPT. 26…

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SUMMER 2010 

SUMMER'S HERE AND THE TIME IS RIGHT!

GARRIN RETURNS TO KEENE, NH FOR TWO SHOWS THIS WEEK (JULY 15, 16).

THE FIRST IS AT THE COMFORTABLE FRITZ RESTAURANT ON MAIN STREET FROM 7-9 PM.

THE NEXT NIGHT, FIND GARRIN PLAYING OUTDOORS IN RAILROAD SQUARE, IN FRONT OF ARMADILLO'S FROM 5:30 - 7 PM. BOTH SHOWS ARE FREE!

THIS IS GARRIN'S FOURTH VIST TO KEENE IN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF. THANKS NH FOLKS!

CHECK THE CALENDAR PAGE FOR DETAILS ON THESE OTHER SUMMER SHOWS:

8.6.10 RICHMOND, VT

8.7.10 HUNTINGTON, VT

8.9.10…

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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!

SPRING EAST

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Archived News 2000 

 

Spring 2006: Welcome to the new year! Garrin played a select few GREAT, high energy, community-driven shows this Winter. The first at a beautiful home in the Berkeley hills, and the second at the always raucous Cafe DuNord. Thanks for filling both rooms! Look for Garrin in and around San Francisco in April, May and June. Garrin makes his debut at the Bobolink Music Festival in May, alongside Zilla, Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Home at Last, and Blue Turtle Seduction. Garrin has been joining Jordan…

summer shows! 

after a 22 show spring tour, i am laying a bit lower, but still have a few cool shows coming up this summer:

7.9 rockwood music hall, nyc 6pm

7.24 skene memorial library, fleischmann's NY, 2pm

8.6 le petit versailles, NYC, time TBA (outdoor show!)