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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Shows

  • Apr 27
    Cyber Cafe West,  Binghamton NY
     
  • May 4
    Rockwood Music Hall,  New York NY
     
  • May 10
    Berryessa Brewing Company,  Winters CA
     
  • May 11
    Terrapin Crossroads,  San Rafael CA
     
  • May 16
    Crazy Horse,  Nevada City CA
     

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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!
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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!
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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
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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.
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Congratulations on a wonderful new record and release party here in San Francisco! So proud of you! <3
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This music touches me
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LOVE the new website!!! looking forward to your show on 5/20!!! xo
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Love the new monochrome website and can't wait to hear the new album.
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Garrin, Will you play again at the Oakland GrandLake farmers market in 2011?
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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.
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san francisco misses you! <3
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You are so talented. I bought your last cd 'Where Joy Kills Sorrow' off itunes but didn't see any other releases. Just found them on cdbaby and will be buying the mp3 versions as soon as possible.
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Hey nice page there Garrin. I am glad to have found it. Love the you tube video
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Hey Garrin, You are truely expressive and unique - compounded by a tremendous talent. Cheers, Mark the barber
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I saw(you)GB play in Alameda some years ago. (bought the cd)and saw that you are playing at the Kfog KaBoom event and have various dates thoughout the bay are..... Looking forward to hearing you again... jeff
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Just saw you at the Cyber Cafe in Binghamton. It was a GREAT show. When are you back in the NY area?
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I loved the show last night, it was some pretty good stuff. =]
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Congratulations on your new website and thank you so much for including me on your musical journey, I am honored. You are a wonderful music collaborator and friend... <3 Love, *bernadette*
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Hey Garrin! Finally, a new website. I've been checking every week since about 2006. Not before time for those of us not lucky enough to live in the US, let alone in SF. We're desperate for a new album. Are we going to get one?
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Great new site, Garrin. Im enjoying the video on the front page. And so is little Emily! Cheers!
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Love the new site, it's lovely. As are you.
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Gorgeous new website for the the musician who makes the most gorgeous music in my life....
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Hey Now!