You are never far from home, if you live on the road. For Benny Bassett, the California native now based out of New Mexico, the past four years have proven this sentiment. After a band split in 2015, Benny strapped on his road-tested Gibson, and headed out on the highways to bring his unique blend of soulful acoustic rock to anyone who would listen. 400,000 road miles later, Benny has proven that there is no fan too far, and no stage where his music cannot connect with the listener.
2019 saw Benny release his sophomore EP “Words For Yesterday” to international acclaim from as far away as Norway. Music from the EP found it’s way on to numerous Best of 2019 reviews, and the song “Down Below” was featured in an independent film called “Caffeine & Gasoline”, which won best documentary and best soundtrack at the MotoTematica Rome Motorcycle Film Festival. The past year also saw Benny undertake his most strenuous and daunting tour schedule to date, including a stretch of 6 straight months on the road, in over 40 U.S. States, and 9 countries in Europe and North America.
2020 will find Benny in a town near you, as he continues to spin the odometer, in search of that elusive powerful musical connection, but never far from home.
“Wholly alive and refreshing, Benny Bassett has produced an arresting collection of songs on this intensely textual EP that encompasses all the little moments in life making for one unforgettable record.” – Stars & Celebs.
“Words for Yesterday is an excellent piece of work for a master songwriter storyteller.” Short and Sweet NYC
“Words For Yesterday is a strong EP, rife with infectious streaming melodies, persuasive rhythms, and the yummy chafing tones of Benny Bassett.” Tattoo.com
“The Words For Yesterday EP has the wind of traveling in it’s hair and the road under it’s feet as it traverses six songs.” Rock the Body Electric