KNUE Artist Spotlight: Dierks Bentley [VIDEO]
One word that I believe describes Dierks Bentley, musical diversity! (OK, two words) Dierks Bentley has so much talent that he can play any music genre if he put his mind to it. Just listen to his albums. Each one has a different and distinctive style.Besides his raspy voice and good looks, Dierks is the “Real Deal.” The following passage is from Dierks’ website:
In the Fall of 2010, Dierks Bentley played four shows in four nights in New York City that illustrate just how unique he is among contemporary country music artists. First, Dierks the multi-platinum arena headliner played his hits at the Bowery Ballroom. Then Dierks the bluegrass student and devotee performed with the Del McCoury Band, and after that it was a songwriter’s night with fellow Music Row tunesmiths and a show with Chris Thile’s experimental Punch Brothers.
I think that passage really describes the talent and creativity that is Dierks Bentley.
Looking at a list of the many festivals Dierks have played, shows his diversity — Lollapalooza, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Bonnaroo and the CMA Music Festival, tailoring his sets to each. Just listening to Dierks songs like, “Home”, and “Up On The Ridge,” to “What Was I Thinkin'” to hear the versatility.
Dierks Bentley is more than just a country artist, he is a true musician in every sense of the word.