08/09/11

George Benson to Release ‘Guitar Man’ on October 4

New album will spotlight Benson’s guitar work

George Benson will release a new album, Guitar Man, on October 4. As its title implies, the 12-song collection finds Benson, who is both a renowned jazz guitarist and pop-jazz vocalist, bringing his main instrument to the forefront.

Accompanying Benson on this recording is a team of both veterans and newcomers: pianist Joe Sample, keyboardist and musical director David Garfield, bassist Ben Williams and drummer Harvey Mason. For the project, the crew came together in the studio with a minimum of prior rehearsal time, what Benson describes as an “old school” approach.

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Kris King

George Benson

Benson will tour in support of Guitar Man. The live shows will feature Benson’s guitar playing and classic Benson hits, along with an acoustic presentation of a few songs from Guitar Man

Tour dates

Oct. 1—Austin, TX - The Riverbend Centre
Oct. 2—St. Louis, MO - Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of MO
Oct. 14—Phoenix, AZ - Sage Court, JW Marriott
Oct. 16—Atlanta, GA - Symphony Hall
Oct. 19—Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
Oct. 20—Morristown, NJ - Morristown Civic Center
Oct. 21—New York City, NY - Town Hall
Oct. 23—Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre

1 Comment

  • Aug 09, 2011 at 05:25PM hivicar

    Grateful to George for finally doing this. Having seen him in clubs playing jazz with Earl Klugh et al, where he only rarely sang (long before " This Masquerade"), I have suspected still a sizable appreciation out there for those vocal- less (esp. pop) performances. Remember his reinvention when he gave us "Give Me the Night"?
    This is a long time comin'.

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