Paul Benoit Press Kit

Paul Benoit CD Release Party

Paul Benoit CD Release Party “King of Delusion”

Saturday, September 16 at 9 PM – 12 AM
Egan’s Ballard Jam House
1707 NW Market St, Seattle, Washington 98107


Come join Paul Benoit for the release of “King of Delusion,” the new album from the Northwest native. 

The album features Americana rock songs with lush extended guitar and horn solos. Composed by Benoit, the music features Rebecca Young and Bob Heinemann on bass, Dan Weber and Will Dowd on drums, Ron Weinstein on organ and piano, Damien Aitken on saxophone, Lucky Brown on trumpet and Grace Park (from Austin band The Deer) on backing vocals.

Album was recorded at Lost and Found Studios with Blake Harkins and mixed by Johnny Sangster at Seattle’s Crackle and Pop. Mastering by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering. 

Street parking near Egan’s Ballard Jam House. Also, Metro route #44 stops directly across the street (North side of 17th & Market St). Get Directions
Small Place, Big Time Live performance supper club in the urban tradition. Sidewalk and deck seating on nice days. Best gumbo and red beans in town. Home of the Happy Jack martini.

Paul Benoit Summer Tour Schedule 2017

June 9th
Detour Tavern at Discovery Bay, 5pm; with Damien Aitken on saxophone, 8pm, Port Townsend

June 22
Hotel Albatross birthday show with very special guests, Ballard, 8pm

June 24
with Reggie Garrett and the Snake Oil Peddlers. Cocopeli Gardens, Duvall

July 1
Peninsula Holiday Jam with electric quartet, Hood Canal

July 16
Hotel Albatross in songwriter showcase with Amy Sue Berlin, Kendra Kinsey from Texas and Paul Benoit, Ballard, 8pm

Stay tuned for CD release at end of summer!

Paul Benoit Spring Tour Schedule 2017

April 11th: The Deer with Paul Benoit Trio, and Lnyx and the Servants of Song at Nectar Lounge. 412 North 36th St.   8:30pm. $7 advance/$10 door.
The Deer are great friends and an amazing band from Austin. Check them out at and also the super talented Lynx will be rockin it with her band!

Paul Benoit Winter 2017 Tour Schedule

Happy New Year!! I have so much gratitude for all my great friends and family in the USA and all over the world! I am almost done with my new album, and am taking most of the winter off to recharge in the mountains of northern California, but I will play a few shows…

January 26th, Triple Door Musicquarium, Paul Benoit Trio, 9pm

February 10th, Detour Tavern in Discovery Bay, Paul Benoit with Lucky Brown on trumpet

Feb 16th, Paul Benoit Trio, Hotel Albatross in Ballard, 9pm

February 24, Revolution Wine, Paul Benoit solo with my nephew Charlie Stager playing solo too, cool!!

Give thanks in weird times!!!!

Stay tuned for the new groovy rock album in late spring…

Paul Benoit Summer 2016 Tour Schedule

Happy Summer and thanks to everyone who came out to the Paul Benoit and Chris Chandler shows at the Oregon Country Faire, we had a blast!! Please check out our new CD, Pocket Call from my Dreams, and the summer schedule.

Friday July 15th Alberta Rose Theater, Portland Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit, Saloon Ensemble, and Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

Sat. July 16th Sam Bond’s Garage, Eugene Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit featuring Sean Shanihan and Jarrod Kaplan

Sun. July 17th Siuslaw Public Library, Florence Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit

Wed. July 27th Triple Door Musicquarium Seattle Paul Benoit Electric Quartet 8pm

Sun July 31st Bellevue Arts Fair Paul Benoit Trio 5pm

Fri. Aug 5th Egan’s Jamhouse Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit 9pm

Sat. Aug 6th House Party Vancouver, Canada Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit

Sun. Aug 7th Victoria Folk Music Society, Norway House Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit

Wed Aug 10th Ashland House Concert Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit 7pm

Thur Aug 11th Haven Nevada City Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit 8pm

Fri. Aug 12th The Monkey House Berkeley Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit 7:30pm

Sat. Aug 13th Kaleidoscope Coffee Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit 8pm

Sun. Aug 14th Santa Cruz house Concert Paul and Chris 4pm

Mon Aug 15th Wu Wei Tea Room Paul and Chris San Rafael 7:30pm

Tues Aug 16th Willits TBA

Wed Aug 31 Paul Benoit Trio Triple Door Musicquarium 8pm

Wed, Thur Sept 15th, 16th Fairview Inn Talkeetna, Ak Paul Benoit solo

Sat. Oct 1st Anchorage House Concert

more Alaska shows TBA

Fri Oct 7th Paul Benoit Trio Darrell’s Tavern Seattle

Paul Benoit Spring 2016 Tour Schedule

April 6th – Bazaar Cafe, San Francisco with Chris Chandler, 7pm

April 8th The Monkey House Berkeley with Chris Chandler, 7pm

April 9th – Kaleidoscope Coffee, Pt. Richmond with Chris Chandler, 7pm

April 10th – Haven, Nevada City with Chris Chandler, 8pm

April 11th – Wu Wei Tearoom, Fairfax with Chris Chandler, 7:30pm

April 15th – House Concert, Eugene OR, solo and with Gang of Dolphins

May 10th – The Laurelthirst, Portland, solo, 8pm

May 11th – Triple Door Musicquarium, Paul Benoit Trio, 8:30pm

May 14th – Snapdragon, Vashon Island with Dianne Krouse, 7pm. All ages, no cover.

June 17th – Darrell’s Tavern, Paul Benoit Birthday bash with X Ray

Stay tuned for a summer tour and new album with Chris Chandler!

Paul Benoit Winter 2015/16 Tour Schedule

Istanbul has been really great; I’m having fun reading, playing guitar, and doing some traveling.

Nov 6th, Hangart, Istanbul. Solo. 8pm.

Nov 8th, Coffee Department, Istandbul. With Janne Jacobsen. 4pm.

Dec 4th, Giitar Cafe, Istanbul. Solo. 8pm.

Dec 22nd, Triple Door Musicquarium, Seattle WA. Paul Benoit Trio. 8pm.

Dec 26th, Snapdragon, Vashon Island, WA. 8pm.

Contact for show details

My new CD, My Old Clothes, is now available at CDBaby and other online sites including Spotify, iTunes and eMusic!

CD Release Party and You're Invited!

Summer is coming to a close so come back indoors for the Paul Benoit Cd Release Party for the new CD, My Old Clothes. The show is at 9pm on Sat. Sept 19, 2015 at Egan’s Jamhouse in Ballard with Dan Weber on drums, Tige DeCoster on bass, and a few very special guests. There is plenty of great food and drinks, and Egan’s is a beautiful listening room.

The CD will also soon be available at CDBaby, Spotify, iTunes, and many other digital services….

Paul Benoit 2015 Summer Tour Schedule

Happy summer! I am back from a great winter and spring in Latin America performing and traveling and am releasing a new CD, My Old Clothes, this summer!! Come out and see a show…..

June 27 Snapdragon, Vashon Island with Sean Divine

July 8  The Parlor Live, Seattle, WA. Solo

July 10, 11, 12 Oregon Country Faire. 6 shows with Chris Chandler

July 15 Axe and Fiddle Cottage Grove. With Chris Chandler

July 17  House Concert, Eugene, OR. with Chris Chandler

July 19 Alberta Rose Theater, Portland, OR. With Anne Feeney, Dana Lyons, Amy Sue Berlin and Chris Chandler

July 20  Estacada Library, Estacada, OR. With Chris Chandler

July 23 Egan’s Jam House, Ballard, WA. With Chris Chandler

July 24th Goorin Brothers Hat Co., Seattle, WA. With Amy Sue Berlin and Dana Louise. 7pm

July 25-26 Bellevue Arts Fair, Bellevue, WA. Paul Benoit duo and trio. 4 pm

July 31 The Monkey House, Berkeley, CA. With Chris Chandler

Aug 27 The Triple Door Musicquarium. Paul Benoit Trio. 8pm

July 28 Ashland House Concert, Ashland, OR. With Chris Chandler

July 29 Oberon’s Tavern, Ashland, OR. With Chris Chandler. 5pm

July 30 Siren’s Song Tavern, Eureka, OR. With Chris Chandler

July 31 Berkeley, CA. with Chris Chandler

August 1 Bazaar Cafe, San Francisco, CA. With Chris Chandler

August 2 Mudpuddle Shop Fremont, CA. With Chris Chandler

August 22nd and 23rd Kenetic Carnival, Willits, CA. With Chris Chandler

Sept 4th Uptown Tavern, Port Townsend, WA.

Sept 5th Angry Beaver, Seattle, WA. Paul Benoit Trio

Sept 19 Egans Jam House, Ballard, WA. Paul Benoit CD Release

Paul Benoit 2015 Spring Tour Schedule

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I am currently traveling in Central America, writing and playing a few shows, and the new CD, Dust In My Eyes, will be released this summer…

April 15th, La Siesta, Leon, Nicaragua

April 17th, Happy Coffee, San Salvador, El Salvador

April 18th, Anahuac House Concert, Juayua, El Salvador

April 23rd, Cafe No Se, Antigua, Guatemala

April 24th, Buddha Bar, San Padro, Guatemala

April 25th, Blind Lemons, San Marcos, Guatemala