Willie P. Bennett
Folk guitarist Bennett started writing songs in 1966 but he didn't play professionally until 1972. His debut album was a collection of his coffee house favourites in 1975 called 'Tryin' To Start Out Clean'. His 1977 follow-up, 'Hobo's Taunt', was engineered by a young Daniel Lanois and then 1979's 'Blackie And The Rodeo King'. Both albums were critically acclaimed but Bennett's career would idle while the music industry suffered through non-acoustic synth and metal music.In 1989, after a ten year recording hiatus, Bennett released his major label debut -- 'The Lucky Ones' -- on Duke Street Records. Bennett was signed to Dark Light in 1991 and after receiving many requests for the revival of his old repertoire, decided to release a collection of the best of his back catalogue on 'Collectibles'. In 1993 he released his first new album for Dark Light, 'Take My Own Advice', featuring musical contributions by Colleen Peterson and Colin Linden. He is a mainstay of the Canadian folk circuit and often teams up with some Canada's most prominent name acts such as Tom Wilson (Junkhouse), Fred Eaglesmith and Pat Temple. His original songs have been recorded by the likes of Bill Hughes, Colleen Peterson, David Wiffen, Sneezy Waters, and Pure Prairie League

From: The Canadian Music Encyclopedia

Willie's website

What I Have
1975 Tryin' To Start Out Clean POSTERITY-WOODSHED RECORDS PWS 004 1LP 000061
1978 Blackie And The Rodeo King POSTERITY-WOODSHED RECORDS PWS 013 1LP 000062
1989 The Lucky Ones DUKE STREET RECORDS DSR 31059 1LP 002046
1993 Take My Own Advice DARK LIGHT MUSIC LTD DL 12003 1CD 002160
1998 Heartstrings BNATURAL RECORDS 0998 1CD 002927

Other I don 't Have and I'm Looking for