The Benetones

The Benetones

BandBluesClassic Rock

Classic Rock, Blues, cover and originals. Featuring 17 year old guitar whiz, Sam Benedon. Sam is a talented musician who plays numerous instruments (7), shares the stage with his dad, a guitarist and well known Milwaukee musician. We know how to keep people entertained.


Our energy and ability to read crowds has always been among our best assets when doing the club gigs. We've done numerous festival gigs, and we employ the same crowd techniques, but usually book those as a classic rock band. Chuck has played the music scene in Milwaukee for many years, formerly studying with George Pritchett, playing with most of Milwaukee's notorious players. Sam, who is only 17, has played live, and onstage, with Danny Johnson, Steppenwolf's lead guitarist who is formerly with Rick Derringer, Rod Stewart, Eddie Van Halen, etc. The family "act" part is a good sell, as well.
Sam and Chuck are both multi-instrumentalists, coming from a family deeply rich in the arts. Sam plays clarinet, mandolin, piano, drums, bass, dobro, slide, finger style picking. His influences are mainly Hendrix and Clapton, although his repertoire consists of music from the last 80 years. He is a true natural musician.


No lable, no LP's, but we do have a studio with great equipment. We don't skimp on gear. We have only Youtube vids at this time, but will start recording in our studio over the next months.

Set List

We handle club gigs differently from fests. Club gig first sets are usually longer sets. We know our station and job is to keep people there, and entertained. Typical set list will contain 10-15 songs, no dragged out 'jams'.
COVER SONGS: partial list

Dylan, Stones, SRV, Cream, Hendrix, The Band, Lou Reed, etc

Flip Flop Fly
Honky Tonk Women
Hot Rod Lincoln
Sunshine of Your Love
Cold Shot

The Weight
Folsom Prison Blues
Spider and the Fly
Reconsider Baby
Walk on the Wild Side
Before You Accuse Me
That’s Alright Mama
Your Cheatin’ Heart

Little Wing
Pride and Joy
Goin’ Down
Hey Joe

Ring of Fire
Cover of the Rolling Stone

Baby What You Want Me to Do
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Boy Named Sue
Sympathy for the Devil

Dead Flowers
Sweet Jane
I Shall be Released
For What it’s Worth
Cross Cut Saw

Hoochie Coochie Man
Thrill is Gone
Oh! Carol