#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 The Jivewires. As much as I wanted to stay until the end of their excellent set, I had to leave as my goal for today was to see Thornetta Davis again. I last saw Thornetta at the 2011 festival and was very impressed. With the release of her new album, Honest Women, she has taken it up a notch and yesterday she delivered a spellbinding “get up on your feet and dance away your Blues in the hot sun” performance.

Next up it was back under the shade of the Bluesville tent for a very impressive Blues/Rock performance by Hamish Anderson that showcased his amazing talent. This was followed by a rousing Gospel/Blues show by The Campbell Brothers (I would have never believed that pedal steel and Gospel would go together but they put any and all doubts to rest).

The day closed out in the Theatre for the last Blues Revue of the festival, hosted by Ottawa Soul band The Split along with Red Young on keys and support from The Texas Horns. With special guests Thornetta Davis, Sharon Riley, Miss Lavelle White and TJ Wheeler it made for a perfect end to an amazing day of Blues.


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