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. 



  • Oct 17
    Crazy Horse Saloon,  Nevada City CA
  • Oct 18
    Terrapin Crossroads,  San Rafael CA
  • Oct 19
    Point San Pablo Harbor,  Richmond CA
  • Oct 20
    House Concert,  Berkeley CA
  • Nov 6
    Michael's On Main,  Soquel CA

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Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, San Francisco CA 8.04.2013

Brick and Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco CA 2.19.2013

Valley Stage Festival, Huntington, VT 8.07.10

Mill Valley Masonic Auditorium, Mill Valley CA 5.14.10

Bobo Gallery, Asheville NC 4.01.10

Connecticut Yankee, San Francisco CA 1.24.09

Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA 3.3.04