Garrin Benfield's sound has been described as Freestyle Acoustic Rock. His music is a blend of moody, guitar driven rock and polyrhythmic groove all run through the filter of a very serious Singer/Songwriter. Garrin is first and foremost a guitar player though. His talent shines through as a solo artist when he flat-picks his way through complicated and lightning-fast arrangements and also while he uses a Loop Station to create mesmerizing soundscapes upon which he lays blistering rock, blues and jazz licks, darkened by his extensive use of effect pedals. As a bandleader, Garrin can command the attention of seasoned players and improvise with the dexterity and ingenuity of players many years his senior. Improvisation is at the center of a Garrin Benfield concert experience. Whether at a solo show or at a full band event, Garrin twists and turns the tunes each night in an ever-evolving attempt to keep searching for new musical challenges.
Garrin has been touring nationally for seven years and has played several of North America's best music venues including the Fillmore and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, The Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Austin's Cactus Café and Joe's Pub and Arlene's Grocery in New York, among others. In addition, Garrin has been performing regularly at festivals around the country, including The High Sierra Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Blue Ridge Harvest Fest in Georgia, The Promise For Peace Festival in Marin County, CA and Atlanta's huge Dogwood Festival. Garrin was also named "One of the Bands You Must See Live in 2005" by Jambase.com, the internet's premier source of information for live and improvisational music.