Episode 92″ – Richard Bennett (Part 1)

Original Air Date – February 3, 2021

Part 1 of Dave and Ethan’s interview with legendary guitarist and record producer Richard Bennett, who performed with Neil Diamond for seventeen years, has toured with Mark Knopfler since 1994, and recorded with Weird Al on his early recordings! (Oh yeah, he’s also the brother of Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz!)

In his career spanning over 50 years, Richard has worked with everyone from Billy Joel to Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr to Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and much more! Fans of Weird Al will recognize him as Bopcat Bennett on the Placebo EP version of “Happy Birthday,” early demos, as well as first-album classics such as “I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead.”

This week’s guest…

Richard Bennett is a legendary guitarist and record producer who performed with Neil Diamond for seventeen years (1971-1987), has toured with Mark Knopfler since 1994 (and still does), and recorded with everyone from Billy Joel to Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr to Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and much more!

Richard’s latest album Ballads In Otherness was released in 2018, and his 2008 album Code Red Cloud Nine has just been remastered on 180 gram vinyl with beautiful packaging, and re-released by Yield Brother Records

Richard recorded with Weird Al, under the name Bopcat Bennett, on the Placebo EP version of “Happy Birthday,” early demos, as well as first-album classics such as “I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead.” Oh yeah, he’s also the brother of Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz!