Bennett, life-long musician with Southern roots, is a Brooklyn-based banjo player, composer, educator, and entrepreneur. He has performed with top musicians like Elle King, Steve Martin, and more, and has taught music professionally for over 15 years.
In 2014, Bennett was recruited by comedian Steve Martin to be the sole banjo player in “Bright Star,” his Broadway-bound musical. Bright Star opened in San Diego, California in 2014 receiving critical acclaim and, shortly after, opened on Broadway in Spring 2016.
Bennett is a passionate teacher and is always searching for the best ways to help people learn their instrument. In the summer of 2014, after months of collaboration with talented Czech programmer and designer, Jiri Markalous, Bennett launched his first educational mobile app for iPad, and has since released 4 more banjo learning apps, including TuneFox, plus several online programs to help people learn banjo.
The Banjo By Ear site is where Bennett makes all of his best tips and tools available affordably to anyone ready to up level their banjo playing and focus on learning by ear.