As each year quickly comes to an end it’s only natural to look back a see it for what it was as clearly as possible. 2014 for me was a wild ride filled with moves, a major cancer scare for the love of my life, new opportunities, performances, recording, learning how to better serve my business ventures, developing new friendships and doing my very best to let the ones I love know that through not only words but through actions.
Credit: Matt King
There have been failures and many of them as well as successes. I can honestly say that I am more appreciative than ever to be alive in this world and able to do what I love. I am surrounded by wonderful friends with talents that constantly inspire me to reach for the stars. The projects I’m involved in are very dear to my heart and I am more than very thankful for the trust that these teams have in me. More than anything I am so blessed to have Suanne Gray as my partner and everything I do each day is for her and her only. If you’ve met her then you’d know why that is so easy for me.
There are points in every year where I feel I’m not working hard enough, or not living up to my expectations of myself and that is just the human condition I guess. It’s just always reassuring to know that I’m not alone and that I’m loved and supported by my family and friends and that’s what keeps me working each day to be the best person I can be.
2015 looks to be a fantastic response to my efforts this year with a heavy performance schedule, the release of my first vinyl title, the success of Rocket Tone’s artists Ian Mellencamp and Loveska, as well as continuing to love and support the ones I truly love and care for.
A huge thanks to everyone that helped be stay above water.
Blue Pie Record’s Johnny Bennett returns to perform in The Foundation Room at The House of Blues on Tuesday December 9th at 8PM. (8430 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA) (323) 848-5100 http://www.houseofblues.com/losangeles/fr
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“Hell mend them if they can’t take pleasure in such a delightful musical journey” ZEITGEIST
Thanks Blue Pie Records for the love…
Johnny Bennet set to amaze fans with new gigs… Let him show you the future of indie rock!
House of Blues Parish Room; 8430 West Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069, Wendesday November 12th 10:30pm
Get ready California, because Johnny Bennett is set to wow fans with his latest show at Hollywood’s House of Blues Parish Room! Johnny has a way of feasting with panthers while alternately breathing fire or lamenting the way of things and is very much the future of indie rock. With his impressive song writing and musical skills coupled with his impeccable ability to read the room and capture the attention of each person in the audience his shows NEVER disappoint.
Johnny Bennett is one of those rare, but highly sought after artists – the breed of singer/songwriter who has lifetime experience and wisdom that literally gushes into the meaning and sentiment of every song he writes. Having previously held residency in San Francisco, New York and currently Los Angeles, Johnny Bennett is well equipped to draw on varied walks of life, adding a precious depth and quality to his work. Johnny’s set will leave you breathless for days and you’re sure to be finding fragments of his songs whirling through your head. His songs speak to the human experience and will surely resonate with people from all walks of life. This is an unmissable event so make sure you get there!
For more information on Johnny’s music, music news, upcoming gigs, new releases and music downloads check out the links!
I come from legacy of farmers from North Carolina to Indiana and beyond. My grandparents on my fathers side of the family grew up on farms less than a mile from each other in Winchester, IN. My mothers family had a farm in Pendleton, IN as well. These were 80 acre plots and I have fond memories of spending time on these farms growing up.
Seeing the process of planting, care during the growing season, and the harvest taught me that so many factors come in to play each year. This is true in life and it was a great lesson. My grandmother sold the farms in the last 80′s so she could comfortably retire. She did live on the farm alone for three long years after my grandfather passed.
“You better get back honky cat
Living in the city ain’t where it’s at”
A lot of people my age are returning to the land as cities are just not delivering the affordable artistic environment they once did. The soul of these cities is being robbed and replaced by playgrounds for the rich. There are some great documentaries about returning to the land but beware the faint of heart as this is a massive change of lifestyle and harder work than most can sustain.
With chemical companies delivering the majority of food to American’s consumers and inner city food desserts everywhere it is up to individuals to vote with their money, buy local, and know the sources of your food.
If you know a local farmer please thank them for taking a huge risk both mentally, physically, and financially to do what’s right.
Go ahead dream on dreamers. Music is fun. I mean really really fun.