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I'm a singer-songwriter based in Southeast Michigan. I approach my music with the belief that words should have meaning, and songs should speak to the listener.  I tend to write acoustic Americana songs that address social issues, life, and affairs of the human heart.  When I'm not writing, performing or recording, I'm pretty down to earth.  Loving family, a couple of dogs, the usual.  You'll find me performing throughout Michigan, the surrounding states, and Ontario from spring through just before Christmas, at events ranging from intimate performances to festivals, to house concerts, and anything in between.

Current News:

The bulk of my summer show schedule’s behind me, and I’ve learned that I have advanced to the Michigan State Fair Semifinals, which takes place on the Thursday and Friday before Labor Day weekend.  The fair grounds are at the Suburban Collection Showplace, in Novi.  This year, I’m bringing some incredible accompaniment in the form of Blaise glander and my son, Devon Benbow.  Blaise is a phenomenal singer-songwriter, guitar player, and vocalist, and Devon is a multi instrumentalist who specializes in bass guitar.  

We’ve got a lot of rehearsals scheduled in the weeks to come, as we prepare for the main event.  If you would like to catch a sneak peak, we’ll be performing at Proving Grounds Coffee & Ice Cream, in Milford, on August 18th.

Looking Forward:

I'm still booking shows for the 2018 season and looking at 2019, and 2020 dates as well. If you would like me to perform for your venue or event, please contact me at booking@stuartbenbowmusic.com.  I look forward to making your event a success.

Plans:

I’m in the planning and research stage of building a tour vehicle.  Specifically, acquiring a mid-sized school bus that’s being retired by a school district, and converting it into an RV, specific to my atypical travel needs.  ideally, I’ll be looking out of state, in one of the areas that doesn’t salt their roads in the winter.  If it comes from an area with smoother, less torn up roads, and no salt, it should have far less rust, and potentially less wear and tear on the mechanical parts.  Once that’s done, I’ll be able to increase my performing range, and extend my touring season quite a bit.  I’m looking 1-2 years out for that.


Looking Back:

Past performances highlights include, but are not limited to the following events and venues...

Fairs and Festivals:

CLM Fest - Cambridge, Ontario

Milford Concert in the Park - Milford, MI

Scarecrow Festival - Trenton, MI

Appleumpkin Festival - Tecumseh, MI

Bloom Fest - Milan, MI

Michigan State Fair Superstar Competition - Novi, MI

Michigan State Fair Cultural Stage - Novi, MI

Milan Singer-Songwriter Festival - Milan, MI

Fisk Farm Festival - White Lake, MI

Founders Day Festival - Farmington, MI

Concert Venues:

Trinity House Theater - Livonia, MI

Token Lounge - Westland, MI

The Junction - Livonia, MI

Miscellaneous Events:

ConcertWindow.com - Online Concerts

Various Nursing Homes - SE Michigan area

Private House Concerts - SE Michigan and Ontario, Canada

 

 

Bars, Cafe's and Tea Rooms:

Proving Grounds Coffee and Ice Cream-Milford, MI

JP McGuire's - Taylor, MI

Nico & Vali Italian Eatery - Plymouth, MI

Black Crystal Cafe - Ann Arbor

Crazy Wisdom - Ann Arbor, MI

Biddle Blend Cafe - Wyandotte, MI

Tongues Coffee - Wyandotte, MI

Plymouth Coffee Bean - Plymouth, MI

Goldfish Tea - Royal Oak, MI

The Dovetail - Warren, MI

Mentobe Cafe - Farmington, MI

Lighthouse Cafe - Milan, MI

Farmer's Markets:

Hespeler Village Market - Cambridge, ON Canada

Artisan and Farmer's Market - Brightmoor, MI

Milan Artisan and Farmer's Market, Milan, MI

Wayne Farmer's Market - Wayne, MI

Westland Farmer's Market - Westland, MI

Warren Farmer's Market - Warren, MI

White Lake Farmer's Market - White Lake, MI

Huron Valley Farmer's Market - Highland, MI


Thanks for stopping by,

Stuart

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