Category: Reviews

#Ottawa Bluesfest Day 9

Finally, a hot sunny day without any risk of rain or thunderstorms! It was a great start to the final weekend of the festival and a day filled with Blues. My day started with a sampling of Jump blues from...

#Ottawa Bluesfest Day 7

Yesterday was a triple-header of Blues, Blues and more Blues.  The evening started with a great set by local Rock/Blues band Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin who I am certain I will be seeing again in the near future.  Next...

#Ottawa Bluesfest Day 5 & 6

The last two days have been all about the Blues for me.  I was looking forward to seeing Carolyn Wonderland on Tuesday as I haven’t seen her since 2012. Unfortunately, she was unable to perform due to illness, so Nick...

#Ottawa Bluesfest Day 4.

I can’t think of a better way to end the first week of this years festival than to party with P!NK. Not only is she an amazing singer, she gave us a fantastic show that included choreographed dancers, fireworks, flames...

#Ottawa Bluesfest Day 3

Saturday was another great day at Ottawa Bluesfest.  The day started off with a foot stomping, hard driving, Blues/Rock set by Too Slim and the Taildraggers.  Next up was a Bluesville tent bursting, blistering blues set by SugarRay Rayford, although...

#Ottawa Bluesfest Day 2 (with a side trip to The Rainbow)

Wow, two days into the festival and I’m already feeling the strain, although I’m certain that yesterday’s amazing performances that had me dancing through the night have something to do with it. Melissa Etheridge kicked things into the stratosphere with...

#Ottawa Bluesfest Day 1 – Nuthin but the Blues.

Yesterday was a great start to this years jam packed Bluesfest extravaganza. On a hot, sunny afternoon (finally), I started by seeing back-to-back shows in the new Bluesville tent from bands I’ll be following for future shows. Blast From The...

The Cardboard Crowns

It’s no secret that I’ve been a fan of the Cardboard Crowns since the first time I saw them play at Folkfest in 2014 so when I heard that they would be performing a Sunday show as part of the...

Canada Day in Barrhaven

With larger than usual crowds and the significant increase in security this year, I thought it would be a good idea to check out one of the other local events and avoid the crush of people Downtown.  If the news...

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

While there are still two days left in this years festival, my final visit was last night as I’ll be attending Canada Day celebrations in other parts of Ottawa for the next two days. This year was another fantastic lineup...