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
     

The List

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The Wave Organ Song

by Garrin Benfield

Released 2011
Released 2011
Lovingly recorded to capture every breathy nuance, this collection of in studio solo performances is an unadorned and chillingly intimate emotional travelogue. Intimate vocals with fingerpicked electric guitar accompaniment.
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In an age when “tracks” have overtaken the art of the album, Garrin Benfield announces the release of “The Wave Organ Song”, a hauntingly honest song cycle that captures an artist who has tapped into a wellspring of inspiration. “The Wave Organ Song” is a perfectly paced musical journey that might best be accompanied by candlelight and a bottle of Pinot Noir. Lovingly recorded to capture every breathy nuance, this collection of in-studio solo performances …
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