Join us for Sunday Sessions
Live music performed by Bennett Harris Acoustic Blues!
Get ready for an exciting performance of rousing, soulful, and rollicking country Delta blues and ragtime music, when Bennett Harris comes to the barn with his acoustic guitars and harmonica!
Bennett’s diverse repertoire embraces various styles, eras and moods of traditional acoustic blues music, Inspirations include Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, on up to modern masters such as Muddy Waters, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Raitt, and even Irving Berlin! The eclectic show includes Bennett’s original tunes, as well.
The intricate fingerpicking guitar style of Rev. Gary Davis is the basis for Bennett’s playing. It is a carnival-like, upbeat sound of the ragtime era, providing a warm texture behind Bennett’s emotional singing and harmonica playing. An old Gibson flat top guitar is Bennett’s choice of tradition. For the gritty Delta “bottleneck” slide style, he uses a 1934 National steel guitar. This metal-bodied resonator guitar has a memorable, commanding gut-bucket growl and whine, perfect for the rugged Delta blues sound of the Deep South. It is a unique, all-American sound.
Don’t miss this Hudson Valley artist, as his performance is sure to be memorable and lively!