The music of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins, Bennett & Perkins, is an exercise in storytelling with many of their songs set in the greater Conway area, their home base. Their songs share lost loves, lost lives and real life adventure, coupled with haunting harmonies and memorable arrangement of vocals and guitar. Whether it's a song about traveling to Cape Breton to a country dance or a love story between a man and his long-lost wife, their songs evoke a strong emotional response from the audience.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bennett & Perkins named as finalists in the MSA Songwriters Contest

We've been selected as finalists in the Maine Songwriters Association singer/songwriter contest and will be playing Dec. 1 at 7:30pm at the Frontier in Brunswick, ME. It looks like a great venue!

We are one of nine acts who will perform two songs. Three judges will select the top two performers, who will then perform additional songs to be awarded first and second prize status. The winner will get bragging rights and other fabulous prizes including studio time.

We hope our friends in Maine will come out to hear us compete.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bennett and Perkins Opening for Peter Yarrow Nov. 3

We're very excited to announce that we have been asked to open for Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary fame, at the Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth, NH on Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 at 7:30pm.

Peter Yarrow's gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs Peter, Paul & Mary have recorded, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle,” and “The Great Mandala.” Peter will be singing all his hit songs, including "Blowing in the Wind" and "Leaving on a Jet Plane", and encourages everybody to sing along with him.

Bennett and Perkins will be playing a 30 minute opening set and will feature songs off their newly released CD, "House on Fire." Their CDs will be available for purchase at the event, or it can be purchased online at CD Baby.

For more information, visit The Monkey's event calendar page here. Tickets start at just $25 and may be purchased online here.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Club Passim on Tues. Jan. 3rd

Club Passim live music venue
Join us this Tues. Jan. 3rd, 2012 at Cllub Passim in Cambridge Mass. when we take the stage as part of their open mic. Doors open at 6 and performers start at 7pm. We'll be performing 2-3 of our new original tunes as we practice up for our 2nd CD, which we are going to start recording in April! See you there!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Updates to Photo Gallery

While we take a two-week break from concerts, please take a look at our updated photo gallery page. These photos were taken by Bill Lee Photography at M&D Productions Theater on Sun. Aug. 21st. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Madison Old Home Week Concert on Aug. 8, 2011

Madison Old Home Week will feature a live free outdoor public concert on Monday, August 8, 2011, from 7-9pm featuring local musicians, Bennett and Perkins. The concert will take place under the stars at Burke Field in Madison, NH, located on Route 113 just 6 miles south of Conway. The popular folk duo has been touring regionally this summer and receiving increasing radio airplay. They were featured artists on Kate McNally's Folk Show on New Hampshire Public Radio in December.
Having started performing together in 2008, Bennett & Perkins released their first CD, The Kitchen Music Sessions, in the summer of 2010. The pair performs a bold repetoire of original music as well as their distinctive interpretation of american and traditional music that highlights their unique vocal and instrumental talents. Their repertoire includes artists as diverse as Richard Shindell to Karla Bonnof to Hoyt Axton; plus a growing number of original tunes that hold their own.

Bennett & Perkins both bring vocal and guitar playing abilities to the stage. But what makes their music special is how their individual strengths so well complement each other.

Thom Perkins began playing guitar at age 8 and was playing country fairs and coffee houses from Connecticut to California in the 1960s. His guitar playing is influenced by blues and ragtime and is often compared to Richard Thompson and Jim Kweskin.

Over the years, he has shared the stage with the likes of Pete Seeger, Jonathan Edwards, Bill Morrissey and David Francey. Perkins performed a series of workshops and shows in the Madeleine and Cape Breton Islands of Atlantic Canada including the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, Nova Scotia. He is a long time resident of Jackson, NH.

Kathy Bennett is a classically trained vocalist who also began playing guitar as a child. Bennett on her own plays an eclectic mix of blues, rock, and folk. In the early 90’s, she performed in folk clubs in the Boston area and has opened for Martin Sexton. Kathy startles the audience with her at once gutsy and lacy vocals. Kathy is a Boston-area native who relocated to Madison, NH in 2003.

The duo recorded The Kitchen Music Sessions at Langdon Brook Studio. Engineered by the pair’s friend and fellow musician Davey Armstrong, the recording took place in the kitchen of his antique Maine farmhouse.

After releasing the CD in summer 2010, Bennett and Perkins have been frequent performers throughout New England, including multiple appearances at Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Maine’s largest acoustic music festival. They have been playing a variety of concerts and festivals this summer and are excited to be playing this latest concert in Madison so close to home for their friends and neighbors.

For more information on Bennett & Perkins, visit their website; email them at; or call 603-733-6563. For more information about Madison Old Home Week, visit   To view a video of a recent performance, click here.