Solo Albums



There’s not much you can purchase for four bucks these days. Four bucks is the new two bits… that’s 25¢ for those too young for a shave and a haircut.

Four bucks.

What about it?

On completing the Ballads In Otherness record I threw myself straight back to writing and into the studio again to begin a new album; a very different record from the others. I quickly recorded and mixed four tunes with an eye to what may follow. Then again, these may end up on the cutting room floor when it’s all said and done but the thing is, I’m really pleased with how they turned out, how they sound and how these four tunes hang together as a piece. For the sessions I gathered the usual bunch of mates and musicians as well as some new friends and a few old compadres. Altogether they make up The New Folkswingers and we’re so excited about this folk flavoured project that Moderne Shellac decided to release an E.P.

These four tunes will be available exclusively through CD Baby as a download only….no hard copies, CDs or vinyl, no streaming and not accessible through other formats or services.

Here it is, Four Freshly minted Fab Folk Faves For Four bucks….Richard Bennett and The New Folkswingers….. “Four Buck Folk.” Available now ….


Order "Four Buck Folk" here at CD Baby



Ballads In Otherness , release 2018:


Tracklist :
1. This Side Of The Truth
2. Eye For Hire
3. Bo-Kay
4. Pretty Willow
5. When Yesterday Comes
6. Come Summer's Sun
7. Dauphine Noir
8. Intermezzo
9. No Matter The Odds
10.Autumn Over Hamburg
11.Soul Supper
12.Waltz For A Wayward
13.This Love Remembered

Also beautiful is the about it page :"click here"
You can order the cd at CD BABY : "order here"
We did an interview with Richard about his latest album "Ballads In Otherness" , you can read it here .
You can also listen to the excerpts here :







Contrary Cocktail , release 2015:

Tracklist :
1. The Girl Was Northern
2. Segue To Sundown
3. Tresero
4. Tawny
5. Our Summer Last
6. A Lovely Day To Cry
7. In A Cozy Blue Lanai
8. But Once In Love
9. Between Goodbyes
10.Forbearance
11.Walk A Humble Road
12.Can You Be Ready At The Unbidden Call?

Also beautiful is the about it page :"click here"
You can order the cd at CD BABY : "order here"
We did an interview with Richard about his latest album "Contrary Cocktail" , you can read it here .

You can also listen to the excerpts here :





For The Newly Blue , release 2013:

Tracklist :
1. Your New Blue World
2. Until My Baby Went Away
3. Nashville Nocturne
4. Roustabout
5. A Parting Glance
6. Skin Of Gold
7. Port O'Call
8. Softly Come September
9. Blu-Bam-Bu
10.First In No One's Heart
11.Russe Roulette
12.Velvet Rain

Also beautiful is the behind the record page :"click here"
You can order the cd at CD BABY : "order here"
We did an interview with Richard about his latest album "For The Newly Blue" , you can read it here .

You can also listen to the excerpts here :



Valley Of The Sun , release 2010:


Tracklist :
 1. Saguaro
 2. Gunnin' West
 3. Turf Paradise
 4. Ciné Capri
 5. When Boy Meets Guitar
 6. Nadine's Scene
 7. Barton's Theme
 8. Down An Old Rose Lane
 9. Pink Oleander
10. A Sunset Ride
11. And So It Seemed

Also beautiful is the page where you can find the story behind the songs :
"click here"
You can order the cd at CD BABY : "order here"

You can also listen to the excerpts here :




Code Red Cloud Nine , release 2008:


Tracklist :
 1.Squisito
 2. Something For Tina
 3. It's A Lucky Old World
 4. Snoozin' At Sue's
 5. En Trois
 6. When Connie Used To Care
 7. April By Twilight
 8. Casey's Place
 9. Spring Stepped In
10. Samba Soleil
11. Penthouse Prelude
12. Right On The Price , Right On The Corner

You can order the cd at CD BABY : "order here"

You can also listen to the excerpts here :




Themes From A Rainy Decade , relaese 2004:


Tracklist :
 1. Riviera
 2. Autumn's Affair
 3. Ashes
 4. The Proud And The Profane
 5. Dinámico
 6. Aquanetta
 7. The Flaming Palomino
 8. Blue At Best
 9. Hawkins Street
10. Underworld
11. A Face No More
12. Castaway

You can order the cd at CD BABY : "order here"

You can also listen to the excerpts here :



This is what Vince Gill told in "this interview" about Themes From A Rainy Decade :
Isn't it great ? It's just smart. (laughter) . It's a great lesson in economy , it's a great lesson in taste.
Richard's arguable one of the tastiest musicians I've ever known. No matter what I was playing on a session that Richard was on it or he hired my to sing on any record he was producing or whatever the case, there was always the Richard test.
You always wanted Richard to like whatever it was you were doing.
I just have the utmost respect for him , his talent and taste .