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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 performance to festivals, to house concerts, and anything in between.

Current News:

With the fall festivals behind us, and the outdoor shows coming to a close, it's been a great season. Plenty of new friends met along the way, and amazing memories made.  I'm currently changing gears.  There's a Halloween costume bash event in Milford on 10/27 at 7pm, and likely another 1-2 shows I'll add before the year's done.  Hopefully, I'll be able to include another of the annual Christmas gathering events, too.  Meanwhile, I'll be making serious headway on recording.  My Love Letters EP has been languishing in a state of neglect while I was busy performing and competing, and needs some attention.  I'm also working on the Browncoats Lament, Firefly themed FILK album project as part of a recording challenge I'm participating in.

No Sin In Eden Logo, a coffee cup ring surrounding an apple tree entwined by a snake.  The letters NSIE appear in orange next to the tree.

In other news, I've joined No Sin In Eden.  An acoustic, female fronted indie pop band.  Last year, they were also a top 10 finish at the Superstar competition, and we've shared stages all over southern Michigan over the past 3 years or so.  I'm playing mandolin, guitar, harmonica and some backup vocals for now, and we'll be recording a debut release in the near future.

Recording:

A new EP is in the works.  The songs are written, the scratch tracks are all done, and actual recording is underway.  The 5 song EP, titled Love Letters does not presently have a release date.  As progress continues, I'll keep you posted.

Looking Forward:

I'm now booking for the remainder of 2017, 2018 and beyond. 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.


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:

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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