Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bluesfest Anyone?

This year I am definitely hitting the Ottawa Bluesfest. For anybody who doesn't know, the Bluesfest really is not limited to blues. The festival is the largest music festival in Ottawa and generally features artists from the old classics like Steely Dan and Ray Davies to hip-hop/R&B losers Fergie and Wycliffe Jean. I think most of the festival is dedicated to rock in all its various forms. I am more interested in the less well known artists like The Acorn, Born Ruffians, Calexico, Corb Lund, Elliot Brood, Eric Eggleston, Feist, Hayden, Jason Collett, Jim Bryson, Luke Ducet, Metric, Plants and Animals, Royal Wood, The Most Serene Republic, Weakerthans and Wintersleep to name a few that caught my eye. It lasts from July 3rd to 13th and features close to 200 acts.

Right now the plan is to go on Friday, July 4th to see Corb Lund and Feist and maybe catch part of Royal Wood's act on the Black Sheep Stage. I also really want to go on Saturday the 5th and just camp out at the Black Sheep Stage because it is loaded with talent.
Check this out!
1:45 pmChristine Fellows
3:15 pmJustin Rutledge
4:45 pmNQ Arbuckle
6:15 pmLuke Doucet
7:45 pmElliott Brood
9:30 pmSix Shooters Show
I'm not sure about NQ Arbuckle or Six Shooters Show but the other 4 are fantastic.

So is anybody in? I want to buy tickets now while they are still considered early bird
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