2012 contributions

Richard Bennett contributions 2012 :

Artist Album Year
Sweethearts Of The Rodeo Restless2012
Brent Cobb digital E.P.2012
Mark Knopfler Privateering2012
Iris DeMent Sing The Delta2012
Marty Stuart Icon (producer)2012
Nicolette Larson Say When / Rose of My Heart 2012
Chris Botti Impressions , on the song What A Wonderful World2012
Peeter Cooper Opening Day // Grandma's Tattoo2012
Various Artists Chimes Of Freedom , Bob Dylan Amnesty International
tribute album , on the song Restless Farewell
Kellie Pickler 100 Proof2012
Bap Kennedy The Sailor's Revenge2012
Big Al Anderson Strings2012

Update 23/10/2012 : Richard on "Restless" the new album from Sweethearts Of The Rodeo :
The new album from Sweethearts Of The Rodeo is called Restless . The album is recorded back in 2009 and is available from today .

Sweethearts Of The Rodeo : from left to right, Kristine Arnold, Rick Lonow, Richard Bennett, Dave Pomeroy, Al Perkins,and Janis Oliver. Photo by Cybelle Codish

A few video's from a gig in 2009 with Richard can be viewed here .

Gone To Kentucky , September 16 2009

Update 14/09/2012 :Richard for Brent Cobb : Richard was in the studio with Brent in 2011 , that resulted in this E.P. , released in September 2012 .
You can listen to the songs here .

Update 20/06/2012 : Richard plays on the new Mark Knopfler album Privateering , available from September 3rd 2012 :

Some info about the recordings in 2011:
20/06/2011 : Richard at the British Grove Studios for the new Mark Knopfler album Privateering , part 1:

Richard is currently 2 weeks in London at the British Grove Studios for the recording sessions for the new Mark Knopfler album . The album will not be released before 2012.
This is what Richard told us about the recording sessions on his site :
Just returned from a fantastic couple weeks of recording with Mark Knopfler in London at his brilliant British Grove Studios and as expected, the songs are great. I've always felt Mark's songwriting was overshadowed by his guitar-god status. He certainly is a genius guitar player, but his songwriting is staggeringly good to me and is what comes first. We recorded a whole bunch of them in two weeks, getting through them in the least amount of time I can ever recall. The musicianship from every corner of the studio was seriously top drawer capped off by MK's guitar-god thing. It's easy to play when you have great songs. I'm a lucky guy to be part of it, to go to London and record in what has to be the finest studio I've ever been in my 40+ years of playing on records, surrounded by the finest engineer, musicians and friends. At the end of each day we'd wander to the pub for a few pints, many bags of crisps and loads of laughs. That was usually followed with a memorable meal...Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Italian, fish and chips or a darn fine burger from GBK, the Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

Richard with MK's new D'Angelico at the British Grove Studios.
Thanks to "Guy Fletcher" (picture credit) for allow me to post his pictures .

22/11/2011 : Richard at the British Grove Studios for the new Mark Knopfler album Privateering , part 2:

After the tour with MK and Bob Dylan ,Richard recorded for another two weeks at the British Grove Studios for the new Mark Knopfler album. Started at 22/11/2011 and ended at 3/12/2011.
This is what Richard told us about the recording sessions on his site :
The recording we did in London these past couple of weeks with Mark was nothing short of brilliant.... the songs, performances as well as a couple of the guests that joined us for a few days each; Tim O'Brien and harmonica legend Kim Wilson. No idea when this new record will be released but I think it's safe to say sometime in 2012.

Richard with Tim O'Brien.
Thanks to "Guy Fletcher" (picture credit).

Richard with Kim Wilson (harmonica player, lead singer and co-founder of the Fabulous Thunderbirds) and MK.
Thanks to "Guy Fletcher" (picture credit) .

Update 21/06/2012 : Richard is on a new Nicolette Larson release from some old records : Say When / Rose of My Heart . Available from June 2012 .
Nicolette was signed to MCA Record in the mid-80s and they were recorded in Nashville.

Update 20/06/2012 : Richard and his friend Bo Ramsey worked in December 2011 on "a new record for Iris DeMent" , they both play and co-produce this album .The record is entitled "Sing The Delta" ,available from October, 2012 on Flariella Records.
You can listen to the entire album here .
You can find reviews on the site from NPR here and here .

You can find reviews and a three part interview she did for the Grammy museum about her career and the new album on her homepage .

When you start the video below you can hear that Richard is the favourite guitarist from the interviewer ( Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman ) and how Iris asked Richard to play on the record :

Update 27/01/2013 : Interview with Iris DeMent about the "Sing The Delta" co-produced by Richard :

A good interview with Iris DeMent is published in "Acoustic Guitar Magazine" from March 2013.
Sing The Delta is doing very well overall , with good sales figures and good comments .
If you haven't heard the album , find all about it on http://irisdement.com .

Update 16/12/2012 : Richard with Iris DeMent at the "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show :

On December 15th 2012 Richard played with Iris DeMent on the radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" .
It was a live broadcast performance from the Town Hall in New York, NY , find here info to listen .
Three wonderful songs were played by Iris DeMent with Richard Bennett, Jon Graboff and Gary Raynor , you can hear them by clicking on the link :
Sing The Delta , Go On Ahead And Go Home and Morning Glory .

Update 20/04/2012 : Iris DeMent gig for Richard :

On Thursday 19/04/2012 Richard played a show at The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville with Iris DeMent .
The band was Dave Jacques on bass, Bryan Owings on drums, Richard McLauren on steel, dobro and mandolin and Richard playing acoustic, electric and 12-string guitars.
Picture's can be found on the site from National Shows 2 .

Update 28/03/2012 : Richard is playing for Peter Cooper :

Richard recorded one day (early March 2012) for a new Peter Cooper session at the Eric Fritsch's Eastwood Studio.
It was an all star band; Lloyd Green on steel guitar, Kieran Kane playing drums and percussion, Dave Jacques bass, Jen Gunderman keyboard, Peter singing and playing guitar , Richard on resophonic and 12-string acoustic guitars
Hopefully it will result in more recordings and a new album for Peter Cooper later this year.
You can find more info and 2 single's ("Opening Day" and "Grandma's Tattoo") to download on the page from Red Beet Records
Kieran Kane was very nice for Richard in this interview in 2010 with americanaUK

Dave Jacques, Lloyd Green, Kieran Kane, Jen Gunderman, Richard Bennett
picture credit "Eric Brace"

Update 07/03/2012 : Richard recorded with MK's band for Chris Botti's album :

Richard plays with the whole MK band on the song "What A Wonderful World"
for the new Chris Botti album Impressions, release date April 17th 2012 .
What A Wonderful World was recorded in London 2011 , in Mark Knopfler's British Grove Studio's .
The whole MK band recorded the tune live , arrangement by Jim Cox .

You can buy the song here on Amazon .

Also Vince Gill is a guest on the album , he adds vocals to a version of Randy Newman's Losing You .

Update 12/01/2012 : Richard plays on "Chimes Of Freedom" , the Dylan Amnesty International tribute album:

Mark Knopfler (and his band including Richard) has recorded the song Restless Farewell which will be featured on the forth-coming Amnesty International tribute album, Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. Available from 24th of January, 2012 .
You can buy the song here

Update 10/01/2012 : Richard plays on "100 Proof" , the new Kellie Pickler album :

Richard plays on 100 Proof , the new Kellie Pickler album , available from 24th of January, 2012 .

Update 27/03/2012 : Richard plays on The Sailor's Revenge , the new Bap Kennedy album :

Richard plays on The Sailor's Revenge , the new Bap Kennedy album , available from Januari 2012:

Richard appears on the new album from Big Al Anderson , "Strings"