We're so excited to host Stuart for live music in our shop! Stuart Benbow is an acoustic americana singer-songwriter. Blending the storytelling of folk with the heart of country music, and a touch of pop, this Ontario native, transplanted to Michigan, finding a home in the music scene found here. “The words and music of Stuart Benbow’s songs take the listener to waypoints both familiar and new. With adept prose and melody, Stuart sings stories we have all experienced bringing his own heartfelt style along in the process.” - Blaise Glander, Michigan Songwriter.
Stuart is currently recording material for his new EP, Love Letters. This summer, many of the tracks for this upcoming release have been included in set lists to raise interest, and encourage financial support for the project. Feedback on the live performances has been overwhelming, so far, and he looks forward to a successful release when the project is completed.
With a steady growth from small, intimate stages, Stuart placed highly in the 2016 State Fair Superstar semifinals, and routinely performs in festivals, city concerts, private events, and house concerts, while remaining true to his small stage roots. Most recently, Stuart’s venues have included The annual Milan Singer Songwriter Festival, Milford’s Concert in the Park, opening for Nashville’s Kari Lynch in front of 2000+, and the CLM Festival in Cambridge Ontario.
Despite life’s struggles and obstacles, Stuart has been working hard daily to develop his stage presence, songwriting, and performance skills, growing into the artist he truly wants to be. As he says in his new song, “Keep pushing forward, never let it go, don’t stop to catch your breath or you’ll be left out in the cold” (It’s Really Cookin’ - Stuart Benbow).
Here's a link to his most recent performance, at the State Fair Superstar semifinals: https://youtu.be/qktp0IvpGOU
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