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

Music Player

2011

Colors in You, 5/28/11 Axe and Fiddle, Cottage Grove OR

The Loop, 5/28/11 Axe and Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR

Children Go, 5/28/11 Axe and Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR

What You're Hiding, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Colors in You, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Wichita, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Thirteen, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Hard Times, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Believe Me, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York NY

The Loop, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Give Peace a Loop, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Rock n' Roll, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

CD Release Party Video Montage, 5/14/11 Sullivan Hall, New York, NY

Give Peace a Loop, 4/7/11 Coffee Works, Vorhees Township, NJ

2010

Are You With Me, 12/15/10 The Grape Room, Philadelphia, PA

Colors in You, 12/15/10 The Grape Room, Philadelphia, PA

I'm Only Sleeping, 12/15/10 The Grape Room, Philadelphia, PA

Thirteen, 12/15/10 The Grape Room, Philadelphia, PA

What You're Hiding, 12/15/10 The Grape Room, Philadelphia, PA

Video Montage, 12/15/10 The Grape Room, Philadelphia, PA

I'm Only Sleeping, 8/7/10 Valley Stage Festival, Huntington, VT

Hungry Ghost, 8/7/10 Valley Stage Festival, Huntington, VT

Colors in You, 3/8/10 Yoshi's, San Francisco, CA

Rock n' Roll, 3/8/10 Yoshi's, San Francisco, CA

What You're Hiding, 3/8/10 Yoshi's, San Francisco, CA

2009

Unbound, Far West Conference, San Jose, CA

Give Peace a Loop, 10/10/09 Towne Crier, Pawling, NY

High and Dry, 10/10/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

Belly, 10/10/09 Towne Crier, Pawling, NY

No Compass, 10/10/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

Waiting for a Miracle, 10/10/09 Towne Crier, Pawling, NY

What You're Hiding, 10/10/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

Are You With Me, 10/10/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

Fall, 10/10/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

The Loop>No Off Button, 7/25/09 Don Quixote's, Felton, CA (with Sam Flot)

High and Dry, 6/20/09 Solstice Festival, Placerville, CA

The Loop Jam>No Off Button, 6/20/09 Solstice Festival, Placerville, CA (with Sam Flot)

I'm Only Sleeping, 5/30/09 Bobolink Music Festival, Belden, CA

Wichita, 5/30/09 Bobolink Music Festival, Belden, CA

Lonely Journey, 4/26/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY (with David Jacobs-Strain and Claudia Thompson)

Walking, 4/26/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY (with Claudia Thompson)

Standing on the Moon, 4/26/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

The Loop, 4/26/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

Are You With Me, 4/26/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

Colors in You, 4/26/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

Wichita, 4/26/09 Towne Crier, Pawling NY

Angel from Montgomery, 1/15/09 Giordano Brothers, San Francisco, CA (with bernadette)

Children Go, Aqus Cafe, Petaluma CA

2008

2007

Waltz #2, Comcast Studio, San Francisco, CA

Belly, 2/28/07 Sweetwater Saloon, Mill Valley CA

2006

2005

2004

2003

Children Go, Viva Variety, San Francisco, CA

Another Hour to Kill, Viva Variety, San Francisco, CA

2002

2001

2000

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