Day 3 #RBCBluesfest #Ottawa
Saturday was a perfect hot sunny day for a festival and Bluesfest had a lineup to make for a great party. Matt Anderson came back to Ottawa for the second time this year (the 5th time I’ve seen him in the past 4 years), and brought the 10 piece Mellotones band with him this time. The addition of a full band provided much more depth to Matt’s performance. Matt puts his heart and soul into every performance and it certainly came through loud and clear on Saturday. Matt and the Mellotones certainly set the stage for a fantastic day at the festival. Next up was the always great JJ Grey & Mofro and their southern flavoured hot sticky blues/soul/funk. I’ve seen them play three times before and will gladly see them again the next time they are in town. As expected, they did not disappoint! Vintage Trouble closed out the night with their high energy 1960’s flavoured R&B act which had me dancing along with every song. This is the second time I’ve seen them and the Bluesfest venue was a perfect place for them to showcase their raw energy where they could connect with the crowd and get people up on their feet dancing to the music.
I’ll be skipping Day 4 of the festival (need to rest after dancing all day in the hot sun yesterday) but will return to Bluesfest on Tuesday (Day 5) to see Styx, Don Felder and Foreigner.