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Grant Bentley

The son of an architect and a country girl from the oil fields around Bakersfield, California, Grant first picked up the guitar as an 11-year old boy while looking through the artifacts left when his grandfather, Bill Grant, passed away suddenly at the age of 63. Grant is a three-time winner of the “best song” award given by the Northern California Songwriter’s Association (NCSA) and, since 1997, has released three independently produced CDs of his original songs.

Father Times Two (1997) - songs about Grant's relationship with his father, who had two sons, Grant and his long-time producer and collaborator, Bill Bentley. Also, songs like "Weekend Daddy" and "Little Things", explores Grant's relationship with his two sons.

Where I Was (2001) - the first GPS-enabled musical CD that uses a detailed longitude and latitude to locate where the inspiration to write each song on the album occurred. "Grandpa Fly" was written as a tribute to Grant's grandfather, Bill Grant, and the song "A Life Unplugged" is his reaction to the tragic life of Kurt Cobain.

Livin' on Dry Land (2010) - songs written during the seven years Grant lived in the high desert town of Bishop, CA.

Departures and Arrivals (2015) - songs of loss and understanding include tributes to recently lost friends and family and some decidedly off-beat tunes as well.