Putting on a music festival in a small town in Ontario is quite the challenge. To do so as gracefully as Kemptville Live Music Festival has is also quite the feat. George Thorogood The fifth year of this ever-growing festival brought in top-tier acts George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Steve Earle and the Dukes. Past … Continue reading Kemptville Live turns five!
Alexisonfire The last days of a festival always leave the attendees with a bittersweet feeling, especially when the lineup is jam-packed with an eclectic mix of acts throughout its 14-day run. The final weekend of RBC Bluesfest 2019 was truly varied, genre-wise. There was everything from old-time blues, to new age pop-funk, both classic and … Continue reading Bluesfest 2019 – Closing Weekend
Alexisonfire The Dirty Nil Buddy Guy Sue Foley The Trews Kygo The Glorious Sons The Psychedelic Furs Ashley MacIsaac Kane Brown Shakey Graves Snoop Dogg Wu-Tang Clan Pussy Riot America Sugar Rayford Francesco Yates
Although it was almost rained out, some acts were cancelled, and the ground was wet from a very heavy storm passing through the city just in time to steal the spotlight from some very talented young acts opening up the night, the show went on tonight at RBC Bluesfest’s 25th year anniversary. The festival-goers were … Continue reading Bluesfest 2019 – Kane Brown/Shakey Graves
After a much-needed break from the heat, the Bluesfest acts and fans came back in full force Tuesday night. There are always nights where you have to make a choice between stages because there are acts playing at the same time and you, unfortunately, can’t be in two places at once, let alone three. Tuesday … Continue reading Bluesfest 2019 – Sue Foley, Buddy Guy, The Trews, Kygo
This festival season has really seen its ups and downs with the cancellations of huge festivals like Roxodus and the re-branding of what was Montebello Rockfest, now Montebello Rock not coming back nearly as strong as expected. RBC Bluesfest is a saving grace for many that depended on those festivals to get their summer fix … Continue reading Bluesfest 2019 – Opening Weekend
Julien Baker On the heels of her triumphant Matador Records debut Turn Out the Lights and the critically acclaimed EP as one-third of boygenius (not to mention recent team-ups with Matt Berninger, The National, and Jack Antonoff), Julien Baker has been on a creative hot streak as of late. Baker is an astoundingly powerful voice in modern music, and it’s that voice that … Continue reading Julien Baker Talks Sled Island 2019, Boygenius, & Growing Up in Memphis