George Benson to Release ‘Guitar Man’ on October 4

New album will spotlight Benson’s guitar work

George Benson

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.

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

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Jeff Tamarkin is the former editor of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix, and Global Rhythm. As a writer he has contributed to the New York Daily News, JazzTimes, Boston Phoenix, Harp, Mojo, Newsday, Billboard, and many other publications. He is the author of the book Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane and has contributed to The Guinness Companion to Popular Music, All Music Guide, and several other encyclopedias. He has also served as a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NARAS, National Geographic Online, and Music Club Records.