Stephen Bennett : Still On The Line

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Sell date: 10/2014
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5638358
CDC Part#: 1863351
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 Notes & Reviews
The title of my 2014 offering of original compositions and arrangements - Still On The Line - is taken from the last line of the last tune on this recording, Wichita Lineman (the one vocal track included). After 4 operations over 5 years, the last being hand surgery on New Year's Eve 2013, it's not necessarily a given that I can keep making music for a living. But I am still here, still making music - still on the line, so to speak! The instrumentation is mostly solo harp guitar here (Sir Gregory Goes To Genoa Towne, Allison's Wedding, Gabriel's Wedding, Veteran's Day, The Black Gunners, Nancy B, and Saint Susan). The remainder of the tunes are for solo guitar (Vika's Tune, Maple Leaf Rag, Tommy & Clara Got Married and Remember). And there's one tune with a kind of classic Chet Atkins fingerpicked electric sound (Uncle Don Enters The Ring). One 6 string track is a medley of the classic Jailhouse Rock and my own Balcony Boogie, inspired by my friend Tommy Emmanuel. And there's Wichita Lineman which I sing and accompany myself with harp guitar. I actually recorded this arrangement 5 years ago but didn't like how it turned out then. I'm very happy with this year's version and hope you will enjoy it too! sb.

Sir Gregory Goes to Genoa Towne
Allison's Wedding
Gabriel's Oboe
Veteran's Day
Vika's Tune
The Black Gunners
Maple Leaf Rag
Jailhouse Rock / Balcony Boogie
Nancy B
Tommy & Clara Got Married
Saint Susan
Uncle Don Enters the Ring
Wichita Lineman