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bmrider53
Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 9:18:07 AM
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How many have found new bands at BF that we would never have experienced otherwise?
My CD collections have increased dramatically over the last 11 years.
Who?
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - greatest group of musicians I have seen so far - acid jazz and Victor Wooten (unbelievable bass)
Gov't Mule - awesome heavy blues and jam band
Bernard Allison - funky blues and lots of his father's work
Carney and Imelda May this year
(there are plenty others, but this is enough to start).

The Blues - still surviving
wildthing
Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 12:11:52 PM
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I agree with you there. I stumbled upon Ray Beadle in Apra, just as he started and OMG!!!! I just danced and danced! Plus Buddy Knox had a little white guy who played a ripper guitar, but only the one song. Was hard to get into Apra this time. The crowds were huge.
curlyloc
Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 12:43:32 PM
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Location: Newcastle - home of the blues
Cousin Harley
Steve Smyth
Imelda May
..... to name a few "discoveries" otherwise unknown to me if not for BF

Buddy Guy is without doubt the best guitar player alive.......the way he plays is beyond anyone. Amen
adampike
Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 1:24:07 PM
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New discoveries for me
Jon Cleary
Clayton Doley's Organ Donors
The Break
Grace Barbe
CaptainVic2
Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 3:55:50 PM
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The new discoveries each year are the best part for me and the crew I attend with. Grace Barbe, Imelda May, Poor Man's Whiskey, The Wagons, Lil' Band of Gold, just to name a few. One that surprised me was Troy Cassar-Daley-he was fantastic. I had never seen him before and loved his show.
pentatonic
Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 8:16:01 PM
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New discoveries for me were....

Ray Beadle - I love full-tilt blues guitar. Listen to it all day long
Brian Auger - I've never seen anyway attack the Hammond like that before! What a great band. So tight. So accomplished.
The Break - Surf music never sounded so good


Paladin
Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010 4:50:28 AM
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New discoveries for me:=

Cousin Harley - Great to see Rockabilly back at the fest and will such style: First set at Apra there was about 50 people at the start, near the end i was fighting my way out the tent - Awesome!!

Umphrey's Mcgee: Lots of great guitar players at this years fest, but the guys from this band blew them ALL away, nice, nice, nice. (Yes I saw Guy/Beck and Bonamassa. They were masterful as expected, but just as expected. These guys were completely unexpected, technically brilliant, improvisational, Zappa like, no bullsh!t axemen.)

Wagons: Aussie music and showmanship are in great hands. A must see live in your local area.

Carney: I thought they were gonna be a teen wanker band, but ended up being a fav of the fest. Monday was going to be my lay in day, but these guys got me to the fest early.
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