About Us

Blue Contagion is a blues based rock project out of Springfield, MO.  Singer/guitar/harmonica player Art Bentley conceived the band and is now in the process of reinventing it.  Stay tuned


Band Member Bio's

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Art Bentley

Art has been an independent career musician for 30 plus years. Regional popularity garnered invites to sing the national anthem for the Kansas City Royals as well as the Miss Missouri Pageant. Mostly performing as a solo acoustic act, he has become a staple of the Branson, MO and Lake of the Ozarks(MO) music scenes. However, Art still maintains a rigorous schedule of travel to play in markets such as Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. 

Writing and recording 13 albums of all original material, 4 of these self produced projects were done in Nashville. During that time, Art opened for acts such as Eric Church and Dierks Bentley. 

Art’s last two projects were recorded in Memphis.  The ” Blue Contagion” band album, from 2020 garnered international blues radio and internet play.

Winter of 2021, he produced his solo acoustic blues project  “Heart So Blue”.