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Barney Bentall coming to Rossland

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture presents Barney Bentall, sponsored by Teck, Trail Operations. Bentall will be fresh from the Olympics, having welcomed the torch with his group the Grand Cariboo Opry and playing free shows in Whistler Village during the games. He will be arriving at the Rossland Miners' Hall Sunday March 14th.

When his group, Legendary Hearts disbanded in 2000, Bentall moved to Clinton, BC to operate a cattle ranch. After this change of perspective, 2007 brought the solo release of "Gift Horse" on True North Records. The Inside Passage is Bentall's latest studio album. He explains “I knew the title of the record long before I wrote the song. I wanted to write a collection of songs that were loosely based on moving through life. I grew up on the prairies but we spent our summers out at the coast. We had a boat and we would take it on long trips from the San Juan Islands to Desolation Sound. I’ve always felt the pull of those two spaces – the prairies where they raise to meet the Rockies, and the sea as it collides with the Costal range.” Recorded in the spring and summer of 2008, The inside Passage was recorded and produced by John Ellis (Ridley Bent, Be Good Tanyas and Barney’s son Dustin Bentall).

During the past decade Barney Bentall has transformed personally and musically to emerge as one of Canada’s prolific folk/roots singer/songwriters. His seventh studio album, The Inside Passage, paints portions of a life’s journey.--Dave Ferguson - !earshot magazine

 Barney Bentall has been likened to Bruce Springsteen, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn and Steve Dawson and is sure to get any crowd on their feet in a hurry. Listen to him on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/barneybentall

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets are $22 in advance, $24 at the door, available at the Rouge Gallery in Rossland (250-362-9609) or at the Charles Bailey Box Office in Trail 1-866-368-9669. Visit www.rosslandcac.com for more information.