Phil Bennett [songmaker11]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
I am a singer/songwriter living in Nashville, TN
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
I normally write and perform solo, but occasionally will collaberate.
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
No awards yet, except for an award of excellence i received for a music video I did in College.
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
I started singing in church at a very young age. Since then, I have been hooked for life.
What was your musical education?
Totally self-taught guitar player, singer and drummer.
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
When I was about 13 and Dad gave me twenty dollars after singing at a church revival.
What is your creative process?
I just let it flow through me and write it down. I am lucky enough to get words and melody at the same time.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
Usually in the morning, but anytime that I am driving.
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
Yes, I wake up with tunes in my head that came from my dreams.
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
When it makes me cry...I know it's done.
Nashville, Tennessee, USA