BOB BENNETT AUTO-BIO:
Have you not read enough breathless, hyped, platitude-laden Musician Bios to last you another freakin' lifetime? Missives that sound as though they were written by the Artist's Mom or even the Artist hiding behind a not-so-well-executed, none-too-subtle third-person writing style? I certainly have ... and let's be honest, you have too.
So, here's the deal. If you're the sort of person I hope you are, it's a good bet that there simply not enough superlatives in this world to make you buy something just because somebody said you should (least of all the me-centric Artist shilling his/her own music). So you've got an array of thirty-second samples, a bunch of press quotes ... you know, all the usual stuff. What's a music buyer to do?
You take your best guess and buy or simply click to the next possibility. Don't get me wrong. I'd dearly love it if you'd sense something simpatico here and buy some of this music. I really love my job. I've been at it for a long time and, as long as I don't embarrass myself in my twilight years, I'll be playing, singing and writing for the duration. It's this or me in a blue vest saying "Welcome to Wal-Mart". You can check out the usual propaganda online at my web site (link elsewhere), Google me and sort through all the other Bob Bennetts in the search results, see old and newer stuff on YouTube, look at "legacy websites" (meaning older but still there to see) for a look at the journey, there's a reasonably good Wikipedia entry as well, check out my 2002 album "The View from Here" released by friends at Signpost Music ... right here on CDBaby for your dining and dancing pleasure.
At the end of the day, it's the music. It simply has to be. I'm not young enough or pretty enough to trade on anything but that currency. I love working in the studio and making records, but I can never get enough of real, live, air-moving-in-the-room encounters with audiences big and small. Churches, coffeehouses, living rooms, classrooms, parks, theaters, wherever all the chairs face the stage and people come to listen. Those are my job sites.
If you've been with me for awhile, I very much appreciate your listening all these years. If you're new, join us if you're inclined!
October 31, 2009