Stephen Bennett

Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House


“The Jedi Master of fingerstyle guitar.” —Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association

A native of Oregon, teacher, composer, and performer Stephen Bennett is widely regarded as one of the finest finger-style guitarists of his generation. Using a standard six-string guitar, a 1930 steel guitar, and his trademark harp guitar (a 12-stringed instrument with an extended sound chamber and six sub-bass strings), Mr. Bennett will present a wide variety of music, ranging from his original compositions to arrangements of the Beatles and the film scores of Ennio Morricone and Elmer Bernstein.

Based in Milford, Mr. Bennett has released 25 albums and is the founder of the Harp Guitar Gathering, an annual event that brings together players, luthiers, scholars, and fans for performances and workshops in Connecticut since 2003. Mr. Bennett previously performed as part of the “Summer at the CFA” series in Crowell Concert Hall in July 2013.

This event is part of the Music at The Russell House series.