Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Who To See At Bluesfest in Week Two

Tuesday July 12:

Baloji - National Bank Stage - 9:15pm - hip hop by this Congolese Belgian. A mix of politics, bravado and passion.

John Fogerty - MBNA Stage - 9:30pm - a dino who is really worth seeing still. The music is played in Dentist offices, elevators and grocery stores non-stop. But the heartbeat of rock and roll resides with Fogerty. And he can still do it like almost nobody else his age

Wednesday July 13:

The Dirtbombs - Hard Rock Stage - 7:45pm - Gritty Rock and Roll from Detroit with Mick Collins from the Gories. Need I say more? A must see show every time they are near here.

My Morning Jacket - MBNA Stage - 9:15pm - Wilco meets Neil Young. Probably not as good as either act but they have a lot to offer

Thursday July 14:

La-33 - National Bank Stage - 9:30pm - 12-piece salsa from Bogota. Named after Calle 33, their home street in the Colombian capital. This will be outstanding.

Friday July 15:

Big Sam's Funky Nation - 8pm - Subway Stage - Formed by Big Sam of dirty dozen fame. Funk from New Orleans led by slide trombone! People will be dancing at this stage!

Saturday July 16:

Braids - 6:30pm Subway Stage - Canadian shoegaze with a bit of rock, this may be on of those quiet little gems away from the Madding Crowd.

Sunday July 17:

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - 7:15pm - Hard Rock Cafe Stage - The acid jazz legend who came to fame with the Greyboy All Stars. Has become a little more rootsy but has not lost the funk and fun he has shown throughout a sparkling career. Should be great show!