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Barney and Dustin Bentall share the stage in a multigenerational rock concert

by on February 27, 2015


On Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m., two generations of Canadian singer-songwriters will perform at the Fredericton Playhouse. Juno-winning legend Barney Bentall will be joined by his son, Dustin Bentall, a rising star in Canada’s alt-country scene for an energetic and memorable rock concert.

The former frontman of the Legendary Hearts, a band best known for singles such as “Something to Live For” and “Come Back to Me,” Barney Bentall has been creating music since 1978. The Juno-winning artist has released three independent albums and seven studio albums over the course of his career.

Currently, Barney Bentall operates a cattle ranch in British Columbia, while also making new music. He’s influenced by a wide array of genres, from folk to roots, blues-rock to pop and even a hint of Celtic. His music is haunting and beautiful, complemented by a voice that’s pure, truthful and full of emotion.

Dustin Bentall is a talented singer-songwriter in his own right. He has toured internationally, opening shows for the likes of Kathleen Edwards, Blue Rodeo, Sam Roberts and Matt Mays. His latest album, You Are An Island, invokes an alt-rock sound throughout its upbeat, lyrical country tunes.

Audiences will also be treated to performances by up-and-coming Canadian singer-songwriters Kendel Carson and Cory Tetford.

Carson is a classically trained performer and a skilled fiddle player with a passion for folk, country and rock music. In addition to her extensive work as a solo artist, she is also a member of country music trio Belle Starr and a past member of folk music band the Paperboys.

A Newfoundland-born, Nova Scotia-based musician, Tetford is a former founding member of the rock band Crush. He has worked and performed with the likes of Alan Doyle and Ron Hynes, while also developing his own career as a singer-songwriter and musician.

Tickets for Barney Bentall and Dustin Bentall are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office at 458-8344 or online at

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