. Playing with fire Omaha Nebraska -http://omaha.net/events/playing-fire-concert-series-august-14-2010-08-14
. Kitchener Blues festival Saturday August 2011
. Festival international De Blues Mount Tremblant August 2009
. Opening up for Mavis Staples and Backing Bobby Dean Blackburn and 2010 {1- Blackburn Show}    
. Review   http://www.bluesandjazzsounds.com/reviews/tremblant2009.htmFestival
. International De Blues Montreal July 2009 Scene du festival Stage and July 2011 
. Lotto Quebec Blues StageGas Bezez Quebec Internatinal Blues festival 2011Waterfront blues July 2 2013   
​. http://www.waterfrontblues.ca/bandshell/2010/Blackburn.php
​. Beaches Jazz July 2012Waterfront Blues 2011
Bobby Dean Blackburn
Eugene Smith
Shakura S'aida

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Brooke Bentley Blackburn


Brooke Bentley Blackburn, the primary composer and guitar player of the Juno nominated Toronto based rhythm and blues ‘Blackburn’ has recently sprouted his solo project, "The Bentley Collective." Performing for thirty years as a Canadian musician, Brooke has accumulated a vast repertoire of original compositions. His solo album, Songs, consists of blues/groove songs and ballads that incorporate the various styles and compositional methods he has acquired throughout his entire career.

Playing with the likes of Eugene Smith, Bobby Dean Blackburn (father), Shakura S’Aida and other prominent musicians in the Canadian blues roots scene, Brooke has inherited a writing style that consists of melody, groove and lyrical structure that evolved from the blues tradition. His compositions are based on his personal experiences and his unique guitar style and is translated to his audiences in a very bonding and human way.

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