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Richard Bennett

April 16, 1992 OH212 47 min.


Country music session guitarist and producer. Born July 22, 1951. Began his career in 1968 backing Los Angeles recording sessions for pop and rock acts. Moved to Nashville in 1985 to co-produce and play lead guitar on Steve Earleā€™s Guitar Town album. His production credits include Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, and Jo-el Sonnier.

Interview Summary

1992 April 16
(47 minutes)
Session guitarist and producer Richard Bennett discusses his career. Discussion includes working with Neil Diamond; moving to Nashville in 1985 to do session work; playing on Steve Earle sessions; desire to be a producer; working with Marty Stuart, Marty Brown, and Emmylou Harris; and his philosophy of making records and role of guitar in recordings.

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