Alabama-born and Southern-raised, Brett “Bad Blood” Benton left the city of Pensacola, FL in 2016 to perform his hill country and delta style of blues around the country and the world. Currently in the Pacific Northwest, he has played many local, regional, and national festivals and venues, as well as being the recipient of the Washington Blues Society BB Award for Best Acoustic Blues Artist of 2017.
He has shared the stage with many musicians ranging from local players all the way to the likes of Grammy-Nominated Artist (and friend) Cedric Burnside and Walter Trout, International Blues Challenge award winning Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons and the Selwyn Birchwood Band, and PNW favorites HILLSTOMP, his raw style is best heard one of two ways: paying homage to its roots with solo, acoustic slide guitar and “foot stompin’ and hollerin’ ” as Bad Blood himself would put it; and electric alongside drummer and friend Gordon Townsend.