SEPT 14 – GARRIN BENFIELD @ 7:30 PM
LE PETIT VERSAILLES COMMUNITY GARDEN
346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.
ALL LPV EVENTS HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE
We’re excited to have Garrin Benfield back at the garden! Garrin Benfield‘s sound has been described as Freestyle Acoustic Rock. His music is a blend of moody, guitar driven rock and polyrhythmic groove all run through the filter of a very serious Singer/Songwriter. His talent shines through as a solo artist when he flat-picks his way through complicated and lightning-fast arrangements and also while he uses a Loop Station to create mesmerizing soundscapes upon which he lays blistering rock, blues and jazz licks, darkened by his extensive use of effect pedals.
Garrin Benfield gained notice in 2000 with his stark tribute to Matthew Shepard, “What You’re Hiding”, which was used in a production of “The Laramie Project”, and nominated for a Gay and Lesbian Music Award (GLAMA). In 2002, after recording his second CD, “Nowhere is Brighter”with Bonnie Raitt’s rhythm section and guest Boz Scaggs, Benfield took up a relentless touring schedule, both as a solo artist and with his band. Some of these increasingly improvisation-heavy sets were documented on the 2003 release “August Live”. 2004 saw the release of “Where Joy Kills Sorrow”, and Benfield’s first foray into live improvisational looping, which enabled him to tour solo but with added layers of beats, bass lines and the searing lead guitar Benfield’s hardcore fans have come to expect. Playing eclectic sets at hundreds of shows every year, Benfield has become an underground favorite at festivals, rock clubs, coffeehouses and house concerts. Garrin loves playing Le Petit Versailles, he considers it a highlight of the year!