Tappan, NY-based singer songwriter Arlon Bennett celebrates the release of his fourth album, “World of Possibility,” with a special concert at The Turning Point in Piermont) on Sunday afternoon, April 7, at 4 p.m. Tickets, priced at $15, may be purchased online atwww.turningpointcafe.com, by calling 845-359-1089, or at the door. Sharing the bill with Arlon will be The Boxcar Lilies, a western Massachsetts-based Americana trio.
A two-time finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill-Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters and twice selected by Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) to perform in his Music2Life Showcase featuring some of America’ s best songs of social consciousness, Arlon recognizes the power of music to reach people. A perfect example is the album’s title track, which was born from an invitation to perform at a Parkinson’s conference. “Be the Change,” from Arlon’s previous release, Summer’s Voice, gained the distinction of being the #9 most-played song on folk radio.
“Filled with universal truths, World of Possibility is a joy to listen to,” writes Richard Cuccaro, editor of Acoustic Live! in New York City and Beyond. “An Americana/folk- pop songsmith, Bennett delivers timeless vignettes and melodies that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence, emotional honesty and style all his own.” The CD was produced by John Sonntag, who will accompany Arlon on guitar. Also joining Arlon on April 7 will be Bob Harris (mandolin and guitar), RT Miller (cajon), Gordon Roehrer (bass), Ansel Matthews (vocals), and Mara Levine (vocals). The Boxcar Lilies will provide harmony vocals on Arlon’s songs “Carry Me” and “Nothing Like a Song,” as they did on the album.