Richard Bennett

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Birthday
22, 1951
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Session and touring guitarist who served as the live guitarist for singer Neil Diamond for seventeen years. He is also a respected producer who has produced acclaimed artists like Emmylou Harris.

Before Fame

He played clubs in Phoenix, Arizona before being discovered by guitarist Al Casey, who invited him to Los Angeles to begin working as a session musician.

Trivia

He played sitar on the 2007 Thelonious Moog album American Standard.

Family Life

His brother is professional drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz.

Associated With

He began playing live shows with Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler in 1994.