July 30, 2013 - August Tour Schedule
Village of Clinton 150/50 will be in Clinton, BC , "the gateway to the Cariboo" on August 10th. It is all part of the Music in the Park series. So come by Reg Conn Park and enjoy the band. August 3rd, we will be at the great Filberg Festival in the Comox, BC area. Terrific line up this year. August 17th Chris Dunn and I are heading to Calgary for the Spaghetti Western Festival. check out my tour page for more shows coming up..

April 1, 2013 - Skeleton Crew Tour - shows with Corb , HomesRoutes and more
Very happy to be back on the road† over April and May. I call this the Skeleton Crew Tour. † Chris Dunn will be joining me in Alberta and Saskatchewan for† another segment of Home Routes House Concert Series.†Following Home Routes, we have some of our own shows in Sundre, Winnipeg and Kamloops and then it is off† to BC supporting my good pal Corb Lund for a week of dates. Thanks Corb. Finally my new album is finished. Stay tuned for release announcements.

Home Routes:

April 4†† Calgary, AB
April 5†† Clarehome, AB
April 6†† Pincher Creek, AB
April 7†† Lethbridge, AB
April 8†† Lethbridge, AB
April 9†† Eastend, SK
April 11 Okotoks, AB
April 12 Calgary, AB
April 13 Rocky Mountain House, AB
April 14 Lacombe, AB
April 16 New Norway, AB
April 17 Mayerthorpe, AB
April 18 Spruce Grove, AB

April 20† Sundre, AB
April 27† Winnipeg, MB
May 8†††† Kamloops, BC

Dates Supporting Corb Lund:

May 10† Penticton, BC
May 11† Mission, BC
May 12† Campbell River, BC
May 13† Nanaimo, BC
May 14 Cumberland, BC
May 15† Duncan, BC
May 16† Trail, BC
May 17† Cranbrook, BC

For details on the shows go to my "On The Road" page. Happy trails!

June 20, 2012 - Ridley Bent's summer shows
Summer is here and the time is right. I have some great summer show announcements and I wanted to let you all know that I am recording this summer as well. Working on a mixture of new recordings that I am sure you will all like. Let's just say there will be something for everyone. More news coming on that soon. The live shows start in June in Driftpile, Alberta at one of my very favourite festivals, The North Country Fair.

June 23   The North Country Fair, Driftpile, AB
July 21    Wild Mountain Festival,  Hinton, AB
July 28    Rock The Peach,  Penticton, BC
Aug 4      Canadian Country Weekend, Fort MacLeod, AB - playing with my good pal Corb Lund
Aug 8      Music In The Park, Brentwood Bay, BC  - Chris and I will be duo action for this one and the next two
Aug 9   The Diners Rendevous, Nanaimo, BC
Aug 10   The Harmony Arts Festival, Deep Cove, BC
and back with the band for
Aug 11   Rocking The River Festival, Mission, BC
Aug 12   Prince George Exhibition, Prince George, BC
Aug 19   Harvest Sun Festival,  Kellwood, MB
Aug 25 and 26  The Eaglewood Festival,  Pefferlaw, ON

For tickets and more detailed info hit my "On The Road" page.

Happy Trails


March 8, 2012 - Ridley Bent - Home Routes
Ridley Bent with Chris Dunn will take part in Home Routes House Concert Series in Manitoba.

Mar.4  Neepawa, MB
Mar.6  Rossburn, MB
Mar.8 Boissevain, MB
Mar.9  Baldur, MB
Mar.10 Carman, MB
Mar.11 Altona, MB
Mar.13 La Broquerie
Mar.14 Keewatin, ON
Mar. 16 Gimli, MB

For more information, visit http://homeroutes.ca.

"I know it it's a long drive and I know how you hate to fly"
-Arlington, Ridley Bent

February 28, 2012 - The Blood Trilogy EP now available on iTunes
The Blood Trilogy, Ridley Bent's companion EP to Rabbit On My Wheel, is now available on iTunes. Recorded during the same sessions and co-written with Chris Dunn, The Blood Trilogy is a highly satisfying three-song western epic of violence and vengeance informed by Ridley's ongoing fascination with the bleak worlds of writers like John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy.

Purchase the EP here on iTunes.

February 19, 2012 - Ridley Bent at Folk Alliance, Memphis
Ridley Bent will be performing several times during the course of this year's Folk Alliance, accompanied by Chris Dunn.

7pm   Ditty TV  508 S. Main St., Memphis TN
12am- 12:20am- Manitoba Music, Room #1909
12:30am-1am- Beaver Suite  Room #1821

6pm -  16over48 The Folk Alliance Sessions at Ardent Studios 2000 Madison St., Memphis, TN
10:30pm -11pm Film- Music Access, BLUE Room # 1813
11:10pm - 11:30pm Manitoba Music, Room #1909

2pm -2:20pm Film-Access, RED Room #1914
7:30pm- 7:55pm  NASHVILLE ROOM
11:30pm - 12am  Film-Access, BLUE Room #1813
1:15am - 1:35am  Manitoba Music, Room #1909

January 16, 2012 -
"Iím going to the rhymes Iíve been writing this whole time but they havenít found homes on records," Bent says. "Iíve got some new ones ó one about zombies, one about moonshiners. I guess the lyrics are what I work on the most."

Read the full article at Uptown Mag.

January 11, 2012 - Ridley, CBC Manitoba, and the magic of a good cowboy hat
Ridley was recently interviewed by CBC Manitoba Scene about country fashion choices and the process of songwriting:

I've been known to lay down on the hotel room floor and pretend I have a rifle in my hand, while in my head I draw a bead on the devils I'd sworn revenge upon.

Read the full interview here.

January 5, 2012 - Ridley plays the WECC, January 14
Coming up soon: Ridley Bent will appear at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, MB on January 14, 2012 with special guests Nathan. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster as well as at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.

November 10, 2011 - Ridley Bent at the BCCMA Music Awards, November 20
Ridley Bent has been announced as a special guest at the 35th Annual BCCMA Music Awards, Sunday, November 20. The awards, hosted by Steve Darling (Global BC) and Karen Daniels (JRFM), will be held at the Red Robinson Show Theatre (2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam, BC). Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.ca.

Check out Ridley's upcoming shows on the west coast this November. For full tour date details, check out the On the Road page.

Friday, November 11, 2011
Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry @ St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
680 Courtney St., Victoria, BC (Canada) - Map
250 652 1758
Buy tickets now!

Saturday, November 12, 2011
Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry @ Saanichtown Friendship Community Church
7820 Central Saanich Rd, Brentwood Bay, BC (Canada) - Map
Info line 250-652-1758

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Ridley Bent featuring Matt Masters @ Electric Owl
928 Main, Vancouver, BC (Canada) - Map
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Ridley Bent and Matt Masters at Tractorgrease @ Tractorgrease Studio
45967 Alexander Ave, Chilliwack, BC (Canada) - Map

An acoustic evening of storytelling and song; Ridley Bent with Chris Dunn. Special guest Matt Masters. More details on the Facebook event page.

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Ridley Bent at Gabby's @ Gabby's
20297 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC (Canada) - Map
604 533 3111
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry @ The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC (Canada) - Map
Appearing as part of the Grand Cariboo Opry cast.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ridley Bent Afternoon House Concert @ McKee Heritage House
4705 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC V4K 2X5 (Canada) - Map
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