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.
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
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
"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.
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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 7pm Ditty TV 508 S. Main St., Memphis TN 12am- 12:20am- Manitoba Music, Room #1909 12:30am-1am- Beaver Suite Room #1821
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 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
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012 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."
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.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 Ridley Bent Afternoon House Concert @ McKee Heritage House 4705 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC V4K 2X5 (Canada) - Map Buy tickets now!
October 25, 2011 - Ridley wins Country Recording of the Year at WCMA 2011
Ridley Bent has received the 2011 Western Canadian Music Award for Country Recording of the Year for Rabbit On My Wheel. The awards were announced October 23 at the awards gala at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, YK. For more information visit http://breakoutwest.ca/awards.