As of this post, it’s pouring rain outside. Why do I feel that I must type “outside?” Of course it’s outside, cause it doesn’t rain inside. Unless you have a leaky roof.

So yesterday was day 3 at Bluesfest. Let’s see who I saw perform.

The Stills — I had heard of them before, but had never seen them before. They were pretty rockin’. We left right before they ended. We weren’t sure where to head next. It was a toss up between a Cuban guy & a Blues guy. We heard the Cuban briefly, but didn’t like them, so we headed indoors to hear the Blues guy.

Ernie Hawkins — He did songs from the 1920’s era, which was cool. I don’t mind getting a lesson in the History Of Blues. I’m still pretty new to true Blues Music, so this was pretty interesting for me. It also helped that I liked his style and that he sang well. I pictured myself being back in the 20s at a Saloon having a tall glass of Beer. This was my hidden gem for day 3.

Sam Roberts Band — A Newspaper said that their show was mellow. I’m wondering what kind of Crack they smoked. Even though I arrived late into their set, it seemed pretty loud and definitely not mellow. I’ve seen Sam Roberts at least two or three times before and they sounded as good as ever.
Stupid Critics…

Oh yeah, back to my review.

King Sunny Ade & His African Beats — As you might have guessed, this was African Music. I’ve heard & seen African Music a few times and it’s usually pretty good. This time though, not so much. When we were there, nobody was really dancing. Put it this way, a guy was standing beside us with a beautiful dog and we were more interested in the dog than the music. Not a good sign, so we left.

When I first started this post, it was pouring rain, but I think the sun’s coming out. Hopefully that means I can go tonight.

Here’s today’s lineup:

Subway Stage
1:15 pm United Steel Workers of Montreal
2:45 pm Craig Horton
4:15 pm Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm
5:45 pm Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy
7:15 pm the church
9:30 pm Matisyahu

Bank of America Stage
1:00 pm Drew Nelson Band
3:00 pm Sweetfire
5:00 pm Philip Sayce
7:00 pm Hey Rosetta!
9:30 pm Brian Setzer Orchestra

Rogers Stage
4:00 pm Cotton Jones
6:00 pm Rachael Yamagata
8:00 pm Loreena McKennitt

Hard Rock Cafe Stage
1:15 pm Downstone Rhythm
2:45 pm Meredith Luce
4:15 pm John Vanderslice
5:45 pm Doyle Bramhall
7:15 pm Hubert Sumlin
9:00 pm Jesse Cook

Barney Danson Theatre
1:30 pm James Cohen Caravan
2:45 pm Giant Hand
4:00 pm Lucas Haneman
5:30 pm David Maxwell
6:45 pm Ernie Hawkins
8:00 pm Anders Drerup
9:30 pm YaHoWha 13

Blacksheep Stage
1:45 pm Elage
3:15 pm Jill Barber
4:45 pm Chris Smither (Blues Meets Folk Series)
6:15 pm Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile
7:45 pm Curumin
9:30 pm FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force

Rideau Centre Acoustic Series
12:00 pm Christophe Elie

LeBreton Gallery
9:00 pm Ornette Coleman

I hope to check out Brian Setzer tonight, if nothing else.

Here’s a great interaction between Homer Simpson & Brian Setzer.

Homer Simpson: Mr. Seltzer?
Brian Setzer: It’s Setzer.
Homer Simpson: No, I believe it’s Seltzer.

Have a good one.
Back tomorrow.


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