I am frustrated by wasting time in practice jumping from "this" to "that", and then the time has passed and i have accomplished little.
I tell you all this as i suppose there are many in my boat.
- Bennett Sullivan MusicOwner, present
Bennett Sullivan is a critically acclaimed composer, teacher, session musician and performer. His uniqueness, versatility, and prowess on different stringed instruments makes him one of the most sought after musicians in the country music industry and beyond.
Bennett is currently involved in the production of a new musical written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell calledBright Star. He was hand picked by Steve and the all-star creative team for the musical, and it is slated for performance in San Diego at the Old Globe theater in the fall of 2014.
Bennett Sullivan’s new album, Lady Nora, is a quartet project featuring bluegrass music with a jazz-tinged edge.Bluegrass Today says, “Especially noteworthy is the originality of Bennett’s compositions.” He was also featured on the cover of Banjo Newsletter- “I have to say, it’s good: the tunes remind me of Fleck’s Drive, both in their newgrass catchiness and in the solid and propulsive way they’re performed by Bennett and friends. This is an auspicious debut.”
The young banjoist, Bennett Sullivan, has bluegrass roots in North Carolina and attended high school in a creative environment where he was also influenced heavily by jazz and classical music. After high school, Bennett performed on cruise ships for a brief stint before heading up to New York City to study jazz in college. Bennett couldn’t stay away from bluegrass in New York, and withdrew from school to play with musicians in the thriving bluegrass community. Soon, the banjoist was playing every night around the city and eventually decided he’d like to say something on record with his instrument, thus creating Lady Nora.
Bennett is excited about the future. He is currently preparing for his next record, focusing on developing his voice as an artist, as well as looking at the possibilities for the banjo in the classical music genre.
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