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MP3 Joe Benedett - Bare Bones

Acoustic Rock - Bare Bones" was recorded live in the studio with one old AKG tube microphone hanging over my shoulder, my Martin HD-28 and a few harps. The engineer just said "rolling" and I sang the songs.

12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, ROCK: Americana

Joe Benedett was born in Las Vegas Nevada April 19, 1958 and moved to Santa Barbara, California at age 7. As a young kid Joe picked up many instruments, but gravitated towards guitar when he heard artists like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan. As a teenager, he formed a few bands and learned to write songs.

When Joe was 20 years old, he produced International guitarist Paul Cypress. Also playing keyboards on Cypress releases "Portraits of a Dream" on Quest Records in Canada and "Orpheus" on Yugotone Records in Europe. Both were released in over 10 countries. The next year he co-produced a spoken word/chant album with Sioux Indian leader Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer entitled "Medicine Man", on Wambli Records in Santa Barbara.

In the 80''s, Joe formed the bands "Reckless Desire", and "Rupert Pupkin" and released EPs that received good reviews and airplay. Both bands played many shows on the West Coast and opened shows for well-known acts. During that time, he also released several singles, that received local radio airplay, good reviews and media attention.

In 1988, "Human Radio" was released on Wildstar Records in Los Angeles. The album included 10 original songs, four of which received local airplay in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Joe played many shows in California and the Hawaiian Islands where he had been living and recording.

In 1997, Joe recorded the album "Just Like Downtown", which features 11 original songs. Much of the recording was done at his home studio in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles with Scott Shiflett (face to face), as well as a bonus studio track reocorded at The Complex in Los Los Angeles. The album is available now for purchase.

Joe returned to Hawaii where he wrote tunes for this new record, then came back to Los Angeles and enlisted Jim Crichton (Saga) to produce it. They put together the right combination of musicians and recorded a great sounding new collection of some cool new songs. The line up included Denny Seiwell (Wings) on Drums, Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello) on bass, Arno Lucas (Al Jarreau) Percussion, Sal Godinez on keyboards, George Quirin on guitar, Philip Bardowell (The Beach Boys) on back up vocals to name a few.

2002 Joe played live show in California and Hawaii and wrote songs.

2003 Joe took those songs and recorded "Bare Bones", with one AKG C24 Microphone, a Martin HD-28 acoustic guitar, and various Hohner and Oskar harmonicas. The album is available now for purchase.

Present- Joe lives on the island of Maui, Hawaii and playing shows locally and available of course, internationally

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