Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

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Roots music. Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&B, Soul... A dynamic, soulful and versatile writer and performer with songs that connect, resonate and inspire.

Biography

I grew up in Stony Brook, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. I'm a voracious learner with a lot of interests. As a touring artist/writer, I've been blessed to play music on some great stages including regular appearances at the legendary The Bitter End, The Living Room, The Mercury Lounge and Makor (all in New York City), as well as Titpitina's (New Orleans, LA), The Cactus Cafe (Austin, TX), Eddie's Attic (Decatur, GA), The Gig (Hollywood, CA), The Evening Music (Charlotte, NC) and The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN). I lived in New York City for eight years, and the landscape inspired many songs including several of those found on my indie releases, Ordinary Miracle and Bloomington Demo.

I moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2004. I spend most of my time here writing songs, collaborating with others and developing artists. When I play live, it's usually at The Bluebird Cafe or 12th & Porter. I love that there's a strong and supportive community of writers and musicians in this town, and I'm thrilled to be working with so many of them. It's a special thrill to work with those who have touched my life with a song or their talent. It's an inspiring place to be, and I feel like this town and I are growing together.

I'm also blessed with a large family including my folks, two brothers, two sisters, two brothers-in-law, three nephews, three nieces and several cousins.

In August 2003, I recorded a 4-song EP with Grammy Award-winning engineer Gary Paczosa (Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton), which followed up a 2002 EP, Bloomington Demo, produced by rock drummer Kenny Aronoff (Bob Dylan, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge). Says Kenny, "I loved playing with Alan. He loves what he does and it was inspiring to be around him in the studio." I keep promising a new release, and I intend to keep that promise.

Keep checking back as I'm bound to have something new for your CD player soon. Thanks!

For more, visit Alan's Web site: www.alanbennettmusic.com

Lyrics

I Love To

Written By: Alan Bennett

I love to at the break of day
See the sun rise on your face
I love to, love to
I love to, love to adore you

I love it when you wear my clothes
Kiss me softly and hold me close
I love to, love to
I love to, love to be close to you

Rain is falling on our window pane
People are calling but we're not answering

I love it when you take my hand
And, show me something I don't understand
I love to, love to
I love to, love to be shown by you

Sunday morning we have dinner in bed
Monday morning you're still in my head

I love to at the break of day
See the sun rise on your face
I love to, love to
I love to, love to adore you
I love to, love to be close to you
I love to, love to
Baby, I do

Copyright 2003 Alan Ross Bennett

Get Along

Written By: Alan Bennett

GET ALONG
(Bennett)

I grew up on a dead-end street
Was only one way laid out for me
So, I took off just soon as I could
Swore I won’t look back, and sure that I would

Find the strength to climb the walls that keep the world outside
Face the fears that make it all appear in black and white
Chase the truth, and see beyond who’s wrong and who’s right
And get along

(Chorus)
EVEN THOUGH IT'S A HARD THING TO DO
I OPEN UP MY ARMS TO YOU
TO BE THE CHANGE THAT THE WHOLE WORLD’S WAITIN’ ON
AND GET ALONG

We got married on a summer day
I took your hand and gave you my name
Just like that you were already mine
And, you learned fast it would take me some time

To find the strength to climb the walls that keep the world outside
Face the fears that make it all appear in black and white
Chase the truth, and see beyond who’s wrong and who’s right
And get along

CHORUS

Bridge:
That’s all there is
That’s all we’ve got
To cross this bridge
Like it or not

So, find the strength to climb the walls that keep the world outside
Face the fears that make it all appear in black and white
Chase the truth, and see beyond who’s wrong and who’s right
And get along

Even though it's a hard thing to do
I open up my arms to you

© 2007 Over The Bush Music/BMI

Discography

- Minutia Session: Alan Bennett, 4-song EP released 2003 (A Real Time Recording).
- Bloomington Demo: Alan Bennett, 3-song EP released 2002 (A Real Time Recording).
- Ordinary Miracle: Alan Bennett Band, full-length CD released 1998 (A Real Time Recording).
- Sons and Daughters: Sons and Daughters, full-length cassette released 1993 (A Real Time Recording).

Three #1 songs on MP3.com, several tracks streaming on internet radio stations. Songs also available for listening at http://www.alanbennettmusic.com/songs.html.

Set List

Generally, I play original songs. When I do play covers, it's usually songs by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, The Beatles, Paul Simon, U2, David Gray and Edwin McCain.