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House On Fire

by Bennett & Perkins

From the White Mountains of New Hampshire comes a unique blend of harmonies and guitars. The pair performs a startling array of original songs with powerful lyrics and melodies coupled with strong instrumentation.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. House On Fire (feat. Joyce Andersen)
4:29 $0.99
2. Walk in the Garden
4:13 $0.99
3. White Mountain Girl (feat. Tom Yoder & Joyce Andersen)
4:51 $0.99
4. Satellite (feat. Tom Yoder)
3:50 $0.99
5. Kathleen (feat. Joyce Andersen)
5:30 $0.99
6. Headwall
4:40 $0.99
7. Where Are You Going? (feat. Tom Dean)
4:32 $0.99
8. She's All Gone (feat. Tom Dean)
4:54 $0.99
9. Hurricane Clare (feat. Tom Yoder)
2:54 $0.99
10. Let's Go Dancing (feat. Tom Yoder)
2:10 $0.99
11. Thinking of You
4:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
From the mountains of northern New Hampshire comes a unique blend of harmonies and guitars from the folk duo of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins. Having started performing together in 2008, Bennett & Perkins released their first CD, The Kitchen Music Sessions, in the summer of 2010 and is now promoting their breakthrough album of original music, "House on Fire."

The pair performs an eclectic blend of both original music and their own arrangements of a wide variety of works by songwriters around the world. They interpret esoteric music that highlights their distinctive vocal and instrumental talents. Their repertoire includes artists as diverse as Richard Shindell to Karla Bonoff to Hoyt Axton; plus a growing number of original tunes that hold their own.

Bennett & Perkins both bring vocal and guitar playing abilities to the stage. But what makes their music special is how their individual strengths so well complement each other.

Thom Perkins began playing guitar at age 8 and was playing country fairs and coffee houses from Connecticut to California in the 1960s. His guitar playing is influenced by blues and ragtime and is often compared to Richard Thompson and Jim Kweskin.

Over the years, he has shared the stage with the likes of Pete Seeger, Jonathan Edwards, Bill Morrissey and David Francey. Perkins performed a series of workshops and shows in the Madeleine and Cape Breton Islands of Atlantic Canada including the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, Nova Scotia.

Kathy Bennett is a classically trained vocalist who also began playing guitar as a child. Bennett on her own plays an eclectic mix of blues, rock, and folk. In the early 90’s, she performed in folk clubs in the Boston area and has opened for Martin Sexton. Kathy startles the audience with her at once gutsy and lacy vocals.

The duo recorded "House on Fire" with Tom Dean in Eaton, NH in his Top of the Hill Studio in summer 2012. It features musicians including Joyce Andersen and Tom Yoder on fiddle and mandolin. Tom Dean also made a guest appearance on the CD playing mandola, guitar and percussion in addition to his role as producer and sound engineer.

Bennett and Perkins have been frequent performers throughout New England, including appearances at Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Maine’s largest acoustic music festival; the Maine Songwriters by the Sea concert series; the Fryeburg Fair; and the Atheneum on Nantucket.



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