Artist Of The Day: Marco Benevento

posted by Shane German on 09/26/2019

An inventive keyboardist and singer, the New York-based Marco Benevento is a broadly inspired performer known for his expansive, psychedelic sound.

A graduate of Berklee School of Music, Benevento's musical palette is both deep and wide with roots in modern creative jazz, indie rock, jam band, and post-rock/experimental styles.

Marco Benevento has been a fixture of the New York experimental music rock and jazz scene since 1999. He is the founder and recording engineer of Fred Short, a recording studio in Upstate New York.

In 2009, he formed his own record label called The Royal Potato Family which has released albums from artists such as Lukas Nelson, Neal Casal, Decker, Seth Walker, and 6 String Drag among others.

A fan of circuit bending, Benevento uses modified electronic toys to compose music.

He has toured and performed with a modified acoustic piano, toy piano, Yamaha CP60, speak & Spell, glockenspiel, Rhythm Ace Drum Machine, Wurlitzer and Rheem Organ.

He has released numerous albums over the years.  His 2019 effort “Let It Slide” was recently added to the WYCE Music Library.

Marco Benevento will play Founders on November 7th with The Mattson 2 as openers.

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