Into a little bit of everything, with many musical influences. I play electric and acoustic guitar, plus all kinds of Western and Eastern acoustic folk instruments (octave mando, mandola, Turkish baglama, Bulgarian kaval, Middle Eastern darbuka, mainly), and I love to blend World folk traditions with rock. I’m also a bit of a theory freak. Modal interchange is my current obsession. I have a full-job and few illusions of making it big in Nashville or New York. I make demo-quality recordings in my basement in Logic 8 and GarageBand.
General Info
First Name:
Last Name:
Bennett Speer
United States
Songwriting Info
I am a:
Songwriter, Lyricist
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Preferred collaboration style:
in person, video chat, email
Alternative, Blues, Folk, Indie, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, World
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, chord progressions
Instruments I write with:
guitar, vocals, other
Sounds like:
someone who could stand to take some vocal coaching lessons
Jello Biafra, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, REM, Bob Mould, Bruce Springsteen, Ani DeFranco, Jason Isbell
Songwriting is my:
Songwriting Achievements:
To date, I’ve only written, composed and demo’ed five complete songs, and I have many seeds for others.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
To become more productive, less self-conscious, and write more freely, willing to take risks and make mistakes
Collaboration Goals:
just for fun