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Musicians Arvie and Bunny Bennett return to Greer to revisit fans and friends

Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Arvie Bennett

Arvie Bennett



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A tiny cabin is all Arvie and Bunny need.

A tiny cabin is all Arvie and Bunny need.



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Bunny wrote a children’s book entitled

Bunny wrote a children’s book entitled "Christmas Without Grandmother" to help children cope with grief, and Arvie illustrated the book.

 



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Bunny and Arvie Bennett Jr.

Bunny and Arvie Bennett Jr.



It has been almost two years since singer/songwriter, Arvie Bennett Jr. and wife Bunny relocated from South Carolina to just outside of Nashville to further their musical career. The path toward their goals has been a long and winding one with lots of detours.

First, Arvie and Bunny decided to give away nearly all of their material possessions in order to live simply and eliminate debt so that Arvie could be a full-time musician. They hired Amish builders to create the shell of a tiny cabin, and then they completed the rest of the interior by themselves.  

It is still a work in progress, but they are glad to have “gone tiny,” so that they can spend their time on what brings them joy. So, this project took the entire first year in Tennessee. Then, Bunny wrote a children’s book entitled "Christmas Without Grandmother" to help children cope with grief. She dedicated the book to Arvie before knowing that he would end up illustrating it. Because Arvie had dedicated his life to sports earlier in life, and then to music and touring with his band, he had completely forgotten his love of art.

The book took nearly six months to illustrate and is available at www.amazon.com/author/bunnybennett. During this time, Arvie realized he was completely exhausted, both physically and emotionally, from all of the years of touring. So, he has spent the last several months enjoying the peacefulness of the woods surrounding the tiny cabin and giving himself time for restoration.

It has only been two months since Arvie and Bunny have actually decided to use their musical gifts, and their calendar is quickly filling up. However, they said they want to make it a priority to visit Greer, where they performed countless times in the past, to visit with old fans and friends.

They will be performing at Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar on Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m.  Arvie and Bunny said they realize they would not be where they are without the love, support and prayers of both the owners of venues, such as Lisa Garland at Stomping Grounds, and their fans, and they hope to see as many people while “home” in Greer as possible.

 

 

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