Something real.

I don’t like plastic. Do you?

Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.

I love Los Angeles and I love Hollywood.
They’re beautiful.
Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic.
I want to be plastic. – Andy Warhol

I’ve searched for something real in this plastic world. I’m lucky to have found her and I am forever grateful for that. I love you my sweet Suanne.

Smile

If you want to hear her songs I’ll be playing them on Friday March 20th at Genghis Cohen at 9:15PM.

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Cheers.

JB returns to perform at Genghis Cohen on Friday March 20th at 9:15PM

Los Angeles – Johnny Bennett performs an intimate solo set at Genghis Cohen (740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046) on Friday March 20th at 9:15PM. He has held residencies at world famous venues including the 12 Bar Club and The Scotch of St. James in London. He has also shared the stage in support of the likes of Dr. John and Maceo Parker to name a few. This current run of solo acoustic sets feature selections from Johnny’s upcoming self titled full-length release. Thanks for coming out to hear the songs delivered in their rawest form.

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“The Lonesome Highway has had a lot of casualties over the years. Few survivors
like Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Gram Parsons and Jackson Browne have found a way to
capture that struggle, longing, and pain into music that has captured even the most
blackest of hearts. Well, it’s time to let little more love into your black heart. His name is
Johnny Bennett; his music: sparse and engaging; his lyrics: dark and cutting; his voice:
aged with cigarettes, whiskey and broken dreams. It’s only a matter of time that Johnny
Bennett will take his place amongst the mavericks, gunslingers and troubadours
mentioned above. It is also his large range of songwriting and musical ideas that have
set him far apart from his fellow singer-songwriter peers.” ROYAL FLUSH

http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnybennett

http://johnny-bennett.com/

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JB live at The State Social House Thursday February 19th 9:30PM

Los Angeles – Johnny Bennett performs an intimate solo set at The State Social House (8782 W. Sunset Boulevard) on Thursday February 19th at 9:30PM. He has held residencies at world famous venues including the 12 Bar Club and The Scotch of St. James in London. He has also shared the stage in support of the likes of Dr. John and Maceo Parker to name a few. This current run of solo acoustic sets feature selections from Johnny’s upcoming self titled full-length release. Thanks for coming out to hear the songs delivered in their rawest form.

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“The Lonesome Highway has had a lot of casualties over the years. Few survivors
like Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Gram Parsons and Jackson Browne have found a way to
capture that struggle, longing, and pain into music that has captured even the most
blackest of hearts. Well, it’s time to let little more love into your black heart. His name is
Johnny Bennett; his music: sparse and engaging; his lyrics: dark and cutting; his voice:
aged with cigarettes, whiskey and broken dreams. It’s only a matter of time that Johnny
Bennett will take his place amongst the mavericks, gunslingers and troubadours
mentioned above. It is also his large range of songwriting and musical ideas that have
set him far apart from his fellow singer-songwriter peers.” ROYAL FLUSH

http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnybennett

http://johnny-bennett.com/
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My one and only muse.

I guess every artist struggles at times seeking inspiration. Then, for the lucky ones, out of nowhere comes the muse that defines and informs their efforts. I am one of those lucky ones as my sweet Suanne is at the root of every song I’ve written since I set eyes on her. What before was a tiresome exercise of writing instantly became this effortless joy and to this day the songs write themselves, well Suanne writes the songs through my hands. They are honest and true and they’re all for her and they tell our story.

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So today, like every other day, I celebrate my sweet sweet Boozy and all that she has given me over the years. That list is way too long for print. I am so very thankful.

http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnybennett

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http://johnny-bennett.com/

Oh Self Promotion…

Self promotion is tough. An artist struggles to create great work and then is faced with the incredible task of sharing it. It’s a difficult conversation to have with one self and even more so to develop mentality that there is no shame in promoting yourself and your work.

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Which brings me to this quote: “By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing… kill yourself. You are Satan’s spawn filling the world with bile and garbage. It’s the only way to save your fucking soul. Kill yourself.” Bill Hicks

Dear God help me!

OK so here I am advertising and marketing my latest release ‘The Limited Edition Vinyl Re-Issue of ‘The 12 Bar Club Live’. There are sixty signed and numbered albums available and I hope you’ll pick one up.

Get it here:




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