Alabama-born and Southern-raised, Brett Benton has been obsessed with country blues ever since he was a child, listening to his parents’ and grandparents’ records at an early age. By his teens he was playing behind a drum kit, and by his early 20’s was learning his way around slide guitar. Currently in the Pacific Northwest, he has played many regional and national festivals and venues and most recently he has signed to Knick Knack Records with his first studio album You Got To Pray released April 2019.
He has been on the same stages at venues and festivals with many artists of all calibers, including Grammy-Nominated artist Cedric Burnside (featured on his debut album You Got To Pray), International Blues Challenge award winning Selwyn Birchwood Band, internationally touring and BMA winning artists Walter Trout, Samantha Fish and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and West Coast favorites HILLSTOMP. Known for his fierce rhythmic finger picking, melodic slide guitar and booming voice, Brett’s raw style is best heard one of two ways: paying homage to its roots with solo, acoustic slide guitar; and electric alongside a heavy, relentless and dynamic style of drums and bass that really emphasizes what country blues is all about… the hypnotic groove that gets folks up and dancing! For either style being played, both remain true to the nature of country blues – a style not played by many – while also retrofitted with grit and a bit of heaviness from the modern times. His music keep the fans moving and grooving!