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.
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
My Son the Hurricane
The Hut People
Circle’s Corner Dance Band
T.Nile (Visit postponed until Summerfolk 44)
Polky Village Band
Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie
Scenic City Film Festival
The Primary Colours (Doug Cox, Linda McRae, Kim Richey)
Vita Twirlin’ Diva
Emily Gilbart (Youth Discoveries)
Fork ‘n Harp (Youth and Discoveries)
Esther’s Family (Youth Discoveries)
Basset (Youth Discoveries)
Willem James Cowan ( Youth Discoveries)
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