Bennett: 3 Minutes to Midnight
Bennett have a flair for blending the new and the old... casting classic tunes in a new light, and then hitting us with something completely fresh. Their debut release 3 Minutes to Midnight is produced by Hipbone co founder Vicki Bell known for her stylish work with Open Door and other underground notables. The disc offers an inventive mix of eclectic rock, twang and swampy grooves together with solid blues rooted song writing.
It has 12 songs, 3 are covers and 9 are originals penned by Bennett.
The players are Jimmy Bennett on guitar, lap steel and vocals, Peter Bennett on bass and Ray Grappone on drums and percussion.
Guest musicians on "Can't Find A Reason" are Levon Helm on drums along with Amy Helm on vocals. The horn section is Jay Collins (arrangements, Sax) and Richard Bolger (Trumpet) both currently touring with the Greg Allman Band. New York session pro Jim Abbott provides keyboards and Charlie Wolfe (Kerry Kearney Band) joins on the blues harp.
Bennett - 3 Minutes to Midnight - 2003 - Hipbone Records HBBL-1112