Bobby Dean Blackburn has been singing and playing the Blues, R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll since the Mid – 1950’s, first with Bobby Dean and the Gems at Toronto’s Legendary Club Bluenote, and then after a boxing career, backing the exotic dancers on B3 organ and hosting a memorable Matinee Jam session at the Zanzibar Tavern during the 1960’s.
Unbelievably it wasn’t until 2010 that he released his first cd- “DON’T ASK…DON’T TELL” . Some things are well worth waiting for. Bobby Dean Blackburn took his time and got it right, enlisting his sons and their ultra-funky band BLACKBURN to back him on this generous collection of Classic Blues and First Rate Originals, including the down home “Kitchen Blues” a wonderful duet with Special Guest LIBERTY SILVER. It hasn’t always been an easy life, and during his 69 years Bobby Dean Blackburn has earned the right to sing the Blues.
Buffy Sainte-Marie (Thursday Only)
Serena Ryder (Sunday Only)
Joel & Bill Plaskett (Friday Only)
Ruthie Foster (Saturday Only)
Delhi 2 Dublin
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
Olivia & the Creepy Crawlies
Coco Love Alcorn
The Jerry Cans
Turbo Street Funk
The Friends of Fiddler’s Green
Trevor MacKenzie Band
Scenic City Film Festival
Vita Twirlin’ Diva
Todd Crowley & the Musical Petting Zoo
Taylor Holden and the Law of Averages (Youth Discoveries)
Bare Sierra (Youth Discoveries)
Clarissa Fortin (Youth Discoveries)
Paige Ballagh (Youth Discoveries)
Moscow Apartment (Youth Discoveries)
Circle’s Corner Dance Band
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