Grounds and Sounds is happy to welcome Arlon Bennett back to its stage. Since performing here in 2009, Arlon’s emergence in the Folk/Americana scene has grown steadily and he has accumulated songwriting awards throughout North America, including being a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Performing Songwriter contest. The lyrics to his song in tribute to Arthur Ashe, The Ace in Grace, were used in the official statue dedication of late tennis champion, humanitarian and personal hero, Arthur Ashe. And the New York Mets chose the title track of his CD Summer’s Voice to be featured in a tribute video to Hall of Fame sportscaster Bob Murphy before a packed house at Shea Stadium.
There’s always something meaningful in Arlon’s songs because he recognizes the power of music to reach people. He might let you eavesdrop on a conversation with a Vietnam veteran, go on a bus ride with Rosa Parks, or enjoy a red light kiss on your third date. Arlon is never afraid to experiment and push his boundaries. He was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and started a musical healing project called The Healing Project which features prominently in his latest CD, World of Possibility.
To hear some of his music, click here.
“Spiritual in tone, the music matches Arlon’s acoustical brilliance with personal tales of woe and eventual triumph ...” The ROOM Magazine
“He is a singer/songwriter who brings you stories from unique perspectives, and draws you right in. His guitar work is masterful and blends so well with the spirituality of his music.” Singer Magazine
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too.
The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30 and the show begins with an open mic at 8 p.m.