Episode 5: Paul Benoit
Paul plays the hell out of a guitar and was a co-founder of the band Haunaman, a four-piece, all-acoustic instrumental ensemble that released four albums, sold over 8,000 recordings and toured upwards of 200 dates a year all over the U.S. Running a band is like running a marriage, and well…..Haunaman broke up after a stellar run in the indie music world.
Songs pour through Paul like water through a river canyon - the man has 11 albums under his belt, including his new release, Lost Days, Long Nights which you can find by clicking here https://paulbenoit.hearnow.com. His solo work is laced with blues, folk and rock influences, his albums are the kind you want on repeat driving cross-country.
We played a string of shows from Southern Oregon to Seattle and just before he had to run to work on the last day, I caught him at home. We talked of being on the road, the travel bug and how he makes the troubadour life work. Welcome to Episode 5.
Ophelia (Intro/Outro) - Les Hayden https://leshayden.bandcamp.com
Pedalhorse - Haunaman https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/hanuman00
Running Eiskrokodil - Loco Lobo http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/
Lost Days, Long Nights - Paul Benoit https://paulbenoit.hearnow.com
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