I am a sociological experiment in progress. A BS & MBA who took an exit off off the corporate highway to travel the gravel of America writing songs with hard and soft edges that tell stories about things like red light kisses, small body blondes, and being the change. My songs evoke the '70's troubadour, but with an eloquence, honesty, and sense of humor all my own. Whatever the songs, they're always human; bringing forgotten relationships back to life and giving life to the inanimate.

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Be the Change - Top 10 song by Folk DJ's (2007)Be the Change - Top 10 played song of 2007 - Folk DJ's

Summer's Voice - Top 10 album 2007 - Hal Selzer of Aquarian Weekly

Summer's Voice - Top 5 album of 2007 - WXOU Auburn Hills, Michigan

Summer's Voice - Top 30 album of the year, 2007 - WVPE 88.1FM, South Bend/Elkhart (Indiana).

Summer's Voice review http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p04187.htm

Arlon Bennett Bio

I am a sociological experiment in progress. A BS & MBA who took an exit off off the corporate highway to travel the gravel of America writing songs with hard and soft edges that tell stories about things like red light kisses, small body blondes, and being the change. My songs evoke the '70's troubadour, but with an eloquence, honesty, and sense of humor all my own. Whatever the songs, they're always human; bringing forgotten relationships back to life and giving life to the inanimate.

-- More from my 'Official' Bio --

Arlon's emergence in the Folk/Americana scene has grown steadily. While accumulating songwriting awards throughout North America, he has opened for such acts as Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Jill Sobule, Michael Smith, Lesley Gore, and has sung with Livingston Taylor. Arlon also was twice selected by Noel 'Paul' Stookey to perform in his Music-to-Life showcase featuring America's best songs of social consciousness. Arlon is equally proud that his lyrics to "The Ace in Grace" (from his 1999 debut, Fountain of Dreams) were used in the official statue dedication of late tennis champion, humanitarian and personal hero, Arthur Ashe.

'Summer's Voice' is Arlon's third and latest release (Red Sea Records). He lets you eavesdrop on a conversation with a Vietnam veteran, go a bus ride with Rosa Parks, and enjoy a red light on your third date, amongst other ordinary AND extraordinary vignettes. His foot-tapping songs will draw chills, laughs, and the contemplative 'Hmmm...' while he engages you with an All-American 'aw-shucks' charisma that you don't see around too often.

Recently, Arlon was invited by a presidential campaign to perform his song 'Be the Change' in a lineup that also included Bruce Hornsby, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Arlon's music also reached another playing field when the New York Mets chose the title track of '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 gives his skills and talents to organizations like Hospice and "Wednesday's Child" (NBC/Philadelphia), and participates in fundraising efforts for numerous causes including the Hudson Valley Food Bank.

Arlon is never afraid to experiment and push his boundaries. His inherent need to constantly evolve is unmistakable on 'Summer's Voice'. And his music always comes from the heart. "It's the most rewarding way to communicate," says Arlon. "I wouldn't have it any other way."

  • Member Since: 2005
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

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J Nelson K
over 30 days ago to Arlon Bennett

Arlon, Sometimes A Little Faith Is All You Need Indeed! Enjoyed That One As Well As "The Christmas Tree On Salem Street" ... Looking Forward To Listening To More Of Your Work. Appears We Are "Neighbors In NJ" ... (:>o) ... Happy New Year With Best Wishes For Continued Success Wherever Faith, Life And The Music May Lead You ... J Nelson K



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Diana Rasmussen
over 30 days ago to Arlon Bennett

I love your song " Be the Change ". Great job Arlon, the chorus rocks!



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Susan Witzel
over 30 days ago to Arlon Bennett

Like your new song. Very pretty :)



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