Eleven Mile Records is proud to present the 4th cd from folk singer-songwriter Jason Bennett. The album features eight songs penned by Bennett, one Bob Dylan composition and a Jason Riggs song. The album is a collection of acoustic-themed folk music featuring Bennett on vocals, guitar and harmonica and Colorado musicians Rich Currier (Bad Dogs) and Chuck Haas (SimpleMan) backing him in the studio. Rich Currier adds a nice touch with some fine pedal-steel and acoustic guitar work and Chuck Haas weaves his fretboard spirit into Jason's songs of loss, indecision and love. The result is a delicate presentation of contemporary folk music with lyrics that represent this journey in which we are all on together.
"As relevant now, it seems, as it was when written in the 60's, is Jason's cover of Bob Dylan's "Let Me Die in my Footsteps." Bennett does a wonderful job in trying to live up to one of his greatest musical influences. His emulation of Dylan's singing style is in no way forced, but is lovingly and successfully attempted. If there were one song I would hope to be pushed for radio time, it would be this one. I admire Bennett for the certain bravery in which he covered this Dylan tune out of the vast options available, all the more because "Let Me Die in my Footsteps" was never released on any Dylan LP. Though Bennett's voice is not as arresting as Dylan's, it is certainly easier to listen to. 'Mindchange' is a solid indie folk album."
Kevin Shlosberg - Rambles.net - A Cultural Arts Magazine (Nov 4, 2006)
Recordings by Jason Bennett:
2001 - The Atascadero Sessions
2004 - Self Portrait
2005 - Acoustic Harbor
2006 - Mindchange
All available at Cdbaby.com and www.bennettfolk.com