2014 was quite the eventful year where I managed to see a record 85 concert sets and 10 festivals. While the list of great shows is far too long to review, I can certainly highlight some of the performances in different categories:
– Living Legends: Aretha Franklin, John Mayall and Charlie Musselwhite.
– Blues Favorites Beth Hart, Buddy Guy, Colin James, Gary Clark Jr., JJ Grey & Mofro, Matt Anderson, Tedeschi Trucks, and Monkeyjunk.
– Classic Rock Bucket List: Blondie, Blues Traveler, Fleetwood Mac, Powder Blues, Procol Harum and Randy Bachman.
– Jazz Favorites: Hot Sardines, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Michael Kaeshammer and Oliver Jones.
– Local Favorites: Cardboard Crowns, Tympanic, Peptides, Wicked Grin, Les Mosquitoes and Jesse Greene
– Other notables: Jarvis Church, Joss Stone, Jully Black, Lee Fields, Marie-Mai, Vintage Trouble
I’m sure 2015 will be just as interesting as I’m planning on attending many festivals and concerts and am already looking forward to seeing Nikky Yanofski, Barstool Prophets and Jack de Keyzer.
Happy New Year everyone!