Rich Bennett, Guitarist & Composer
I’m thrilled to have been a part of so many great records this year. Monocle’s “Transpacific Sound Paradise” came out in May on Australian label Hidden Shoal and has been a long-awaited follow-up to our 2008 album. I spent much of the first half of 2013 touring all over the US and UK with my wife, singer/songwriter Rebecca Pronsky, whose new album “Only Daughter” was produced by me and released via Nine Mile Records. I also finally took the time to record an EP of original solo guitar music called “DiBennedetto” and I hope to follow it up with a full length in 2014. Teaching and band coaching have been going along swimmingly, and just this summer, a teen band I have been coaching recorded an EP, the title track of which was featured on NPR’s Studio 360.