#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 Sun opened with a rousing mix of Blues, Rock, Reggae and, for a relatively young band, showed some good promise. Next up was Bill Durst who made me wonder how have I managed to miss his previous shows in town. He tore up the stage with his mix of hard driving Blues/Rocks and I look forward to seeing him at future shows. The closing act for the night was the All-Star Blues Revue with MonkeyJunk, Anthony Geraci and special guests Bill Durst, Tyler Kealey and Shawn Tavnier. Needless to say, they put on a fantastic blues show and it ended far too soon. If you love the blues and have a chance to catch the jam session that runs through until Sunday, I highly recommend it.

 

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