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Nashville Scene - Critic's Pick

Georgia native Billy Bennett has been enriching the Music City music community behind the scenes for more than four years now, applying his considerable engineering and production skills at Andrija Tokic’s Bomb Shelter studio. Soon we’ll have the opportunity to hear a full album’s worth of his own ingenious, highly detailed and somewhat warped pop creations like “Patchwork Man” and “World Wide Jeb” — those 2017 singles sound something like The Beach Boys during different phases of a serious existential crisis. Alas, the record will have to be something to remember him by: This show is Bennett’s final gig as a Nashvillian before he heads off to grad school at NYU...

 
 📷 by  Faye Webster  // 🎨 by  Kelly Ahrens

📷 by Faye Webster // 🎨 by Kelly Ahrens

Flagpole Magazine - Athens, Ga.

Former Georgia Kicker Billy Bennett Talks Music, Dawgs' Playoff Run

Former UGA placekicker Billy Bennett had a memorable tenure as a student athlete between 2000-’03, becoming the first of only three SEC players with more than 400 career points. It was quite the run for a local athlete who went from playing on Fridays for Athens Academy to an important role on a great Dawgs team in 2002.

In the years after graduating, Bennett discovered a passion and talent for music, applying his competitive drive to engineering others’ music and writing his own psychedelic-inspired material. This identity change from jock to audio wiz came about in a uniquely Athens way, allowing Bennett to be the toast of both fraternity parties and album-release shows at the 40 Watt...

 
 📷 by A.J. Reynolds @ajreynolds

📷 by A.J. Reynolds @ajreynolds

Online Athens // Athens Banner Herald

The Ballad of Billy Bennett

An itch began in Billy Bennett’s beard soon after he lay down for the night.

Then something scurried up his back. He jumped out of bed and pulled the sheets open.

“I was living in New York and you hear all these horror stories about bed bugs, but I was able to go back to sleep that night,” he said.

It happened again, more frequently, the next night. And again the next. Google convinced Bennett it was dust mites instead of bed bugs. He bought an allergen-proof mattress cover and cleaned the house with a spray bought from an exterminator. He immediately washed his clothes when he got home and put them on straight from the dryer each morning...

 
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📷 by Semi Song

Online Athens // Athens Banner Herald

Life after football: Billy Bennett finds himself in music, production

Before Billy Bennett became known for making music, he was already known for his records.

The Athens native is perhaps best recalled locally for his kicking prowess on behalf of the Georgia football team, where from 2000-2003 he set nine NCAA, seven Southeastern Conference and 13 UGA marks for his precision and productivity in the regular presence of some 90,000 witnesses.  

But the 32-year-old Bennett’s post-college career has found him behind the scenes in the music business, starting with his production work on the first Whigs album, which was recorded in the SAE fraternity house in downtown Athens...