SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015 - STEPHEN BENNETT
7:30 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm
BYOB & BYOF
$12 advance, $15 at the door
Sandywoods Center for the Arts
43 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI
Stephen Bennett is an extraordinary musician, an acknowledged master of the harp guitar, a gifted teacher and composer, and a performer of astounding sensitivity. The Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association referred to him as "the Jedi Master of fingerstyle guitar." Stephen has traveled the world and performed with the very best. From California to Maine, Texas to Tennessee, as well as throughout Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan, Stephen has played at countless venues and events. He has also released multiple recordings of music, along with DVDs, books, and other instructional materials.
Stephen's harp guitar playing is the product of both mind and heart - intellectually challenging, emotionally satisfying, and both deeply personal and universal. Says one reviewer, "With his ear near the body of the harp guitar, Mr. Bennett gave the impression of a father cradling a newborn baby. His performance was imbued with heart and grace.""Hearing Stephen caressing his great-grandfather's harp guitar, sliding on his old National resonator guitar, or doing fingerstyle acrobatics on a standard six-string guitar, it becomes obvious why he is one of the most critically acclaimed guitar players of our time.
Stephen is also the founder of the Harp Guitar Gathering, an event that will celebrate its twelfth annual meeting in October 2014. The gathering celebrates all things harp guitar, bringing players, luthiers, scholars, and fans together for a weekend of performances, workshops, and camaraderie.
SANDYWOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS (View)
53 Muse Way
Tiverton, RI 02878