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bluesfestadmin
Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:58:01 PM
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We are putting out big up's for
1./Jimmy cliff
2./ Santana
3./ Playing For Change
4./ Tedeschi Trucks Band
5. Trombone Shorty - please come back next year
6./Rodriguez
7./ Frank Turner
8./ Robert Cray
9./ Music Maker Blues Revue - how about Pat Wilder
10./ Grace Potter - please come back next year

OH - left out Manu Chao and Ben Harper - can't do a top 10 - need more space

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tenant
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 7:49:47 AM
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Where were you when Steve Miller played? And what's the fuss about Trombone Snore-Ty and Self indulgent Tedeschi Trucks? Sometimes I'm sure people like artists so they can say they liked them, doesn't shorty get any gigs in Orleans? He seems to be out here 52 weeks a year, maybe he's a dime a dozen over there?
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:15:45 AM
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Oh, and Dropkicks?, brilliant, except for the Spingsteen gag, cruel man, very cruel!!!
easyian666
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:45:45 AM
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have to say that so far its
1.the snowdroppers
2.Quo
3.plant
dtucker
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:46:25 AM
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You sure do need more than 10, bluesfest admin. I presume clashes limit even you from seeing everyone (but perhaps not so severely as you may be able to flit around a bit easier) but what about Joan Armatrading, Shuggy Otis and Wilco? They'd be in my top 5, I reckon. And Saskwatch are brilliant - everyone should try to fit them in to their schedule at least once.
dtucker
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:54:43 AM
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I only saw Trombone Shorty once this year (Friday - due to clash with Shuggie Otis on Thursday) plus one song in Rockwiz, after watching both his performances each year in the previous years and I thought it was the best I had seen. There was more emphasis on the music and a bit less on the theatrics (which are great anyway). I don't care how often he comes back, I'll be lining up each time (barring clashes).
katieforfree
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:56:59 AM
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Joan Armatrading
Jimmy Cliff
Manu Chao
Iggy &the Stooges
Trombone Shorty
Wanda Jackson

Still having fun and more to come

Jetts247
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:16:16 AM
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Top 10 so far ...
Jimmy Cliff - the power of one man to strike a note and touch people's hearts (Brett Whiteley)
Ruthie Foster - beautiful in so many ways
Rodriguez - the 'Sugarman' backstory brought him to life even more
Music Maker Blues Revue - blues done good, really good!
William Elliot Whitmore - stripped back and powerful
Playing for Change - much more than a feel good story
Frank Turner - the surprise find so far for me
Dropkick Murphys - ballsy, raw & passionate!
Soja - one to watch for future years

BigKahuna
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:03:43 AM

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1. Tedeschi Trucks
2. Status Quo
3. Jimmy Cliff
4. Rodriguez
5. William Elliot Whitmore
6. Steve Miller


im even going to add those buskers Passion Flamenca from byron in this list, they were great.


Biggest dud - Counting Crows

NSSherlock
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:58:29 PM
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Santana
Jimmy Cliff
Playing for Change
Trombone Shorty

In no particular order. Was up towards the front for all 4.
Felt cut short with Santana after seeing them 6 times before Bluesfest and being used to a longer set that you never want to stop.

REALLY regret not seeing Tedeschi Trucks Band but recovering from a broken knee and needing to survive in the legs meant I missed out. Would have loved to see Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi up on stage with Santana doing "Make Somebody Happy" as they have at other festivals but the set was too short for that.

Adding Grace Potter because she rocks. Only saw her first gig. Would LOVE to see her do Cortez the Killer - not sure if she did that 2nd set. Ditto on "Please come Back". And add Warren Haynes.
waffles
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thanks for that,makes the clashes easier,ill be there.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
wretch
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 10:02:35 AM
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Tedeschi Trucks, their rendition of Higher was a mind snapper. Applause
easyian666
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:43:29 AM
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neonblade
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:53:35 AM

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Admittedly, I only got to go yesterday, but Bettye LaVette's performance last night may just be the best I've seen at ANY bluesfest.

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fumbles01
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:10:42 AM
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Best for me:
1. Iggy Pop and the Stooges, great to nsee raw Power live
2. Royal Southern Brothers Amazing
3. Ben Harper and Charlie Musslewhite combined so well
4. Ruthie Foster Great set
5. Mark Seymour Polished stuff
6. The Beards very very funny
7. Matt Anderson wonderful voice
8. Mavis Staples bought joy into the tent
9. Ben Caplan very good
10. Saskwatch marvellous young singer

Dissapointments:
Tedeschi Trucks still good but seen them a few times now
Karise Eden incredible voice, maybe should go on tour with her band for a year overseas to develop as a performer
codyanderson
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:30:33 PM
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1. THE CAT EMPIRE
2. TROMBONE SHORTY
3. STATUS QUO
4. XAVIER RUDD
5. SASKWATCH
6. PLAYING FOR CHANGE
7. THE SNOWDROPPERS
8. THE BYRON BAY STEINER SCHOOL??
9. LEONARDOS BRIDE
10. NICKY BOMBAS BUSTAMENTO
Applause Applause Applause Applause
next year can there not be as many piano solos
the just went on for ever and then stop and then kept going for most bands; it was boring
other than that thankyou to peter noble!!! you are a legend and i would like to thankyou for running the whole festival and get together some of the best bands in the world!!
THANKYOU and peace out till next year :)
bambambam
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 2:34:37 PM
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We liked the quiet stuff this year,,,

1. Jake Shimabukuro
2. Matt Anderson
3. Rufus Wainwright
4. Iggy pop
5. Sweet Honey
6. Round Mountain Girls
7. Jon Anderson in the Lotus Palace
8. McMenemins
9. Wilson Pickers
10. Hatz and Cara

Also saw last song of "go jane go" and would have loved to have caught the whole set

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BC1987
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 2:37:40 PM
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my top sets of the weekend:

1. santana - from the first note to the last it was brilliant
2. paul simon - what a show
3. robert plant - very spacey & psychadelic so loved it
4. rodriguez - the sugarman delivered
5. royal southern brotherhood - the guitar notes were too good

other favourites included grace potter, saskwatch, leonardo's bride & karise eden.

saw 34 sets over 5 days so hard to remember every good set.

ps: i walked of only 1 show... ben harper solo, which put me to sleep in my chair... thought it would be better :)
RubberBand
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:32:08 PM
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It's hard to pick an order for these, because they were all just so good:

1. Roger Hodgson
2. Santana
3. Steve Miller Band
4. Iggy and the Stooges
5. Playing for Change
6. Dropkick Murphys
7. Luka Bloom
8. Ben Caplan
9. Leonardos Bride
10. Ben Harper
groovq
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:38:25 PM
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1. Allen Stone
2. Taj Mahal Tri
3. Ben Howard
4. Steve Miller
5. Shaun Kirk
6. Haight Ashbury Show
7. Melbourne Ska Orchestra
8. Santana
9. The Snow Droppers
10. Rockwiz
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