Alabama-born and Southern-raised, Brett Benton has been obsessed with country blues ever since he was a child, listening to his parents’ and grandparents’ records at an early age. Currently in the Pacific Northwest, he has been featured on internationally-acclaimed KEXP Radio and his debut album You Got To Pray features Grammy-winning hill country blues legend Cedric Burnside. His sophomore album Southern Raised focuses on growing up in the south, with themes that touch on family, being outdoors, and other imagery.
Known for his fierce rhythmic finger picking, melodic slide guitar and booming voice, Brett’s raw style pays homage to its roots – the music of Mississippi farmers and sharecroppers of the past. Benton is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman, dedicated to conservation efforts and very pro predator-management. In recent years he has worked with companies like Leupold, Black Rifle Coffee and more.